Joint vs. Sole Custody
Child Custody Lawyer in Westlake Village & Thousand Oaks
The differences between joint and sole custody of minor children involve
the rights and responsibilities of making decisions and taking actions
relative to the health, education and welfare of the minor children. In
California, it is rare for one parent to be granted sole legal custody.
Most parents have what is termed "joint legal custody," in which
both parents have rights and responsibilities regarding critical decisions,
such as where the child will attend school, whether or not to undergo
medical treatments or procedures, and the many other decisions affecting
the general welfare of the children.
Should I seek sole legal custody?
If you are involved in a
divorce or child custody case, and are seeking legal counsel to navigate through
the state laws regarding custody, as well as the extensive court requirements
in a divorce or child custody litigation matter, please call our law firm
today. At Richard Ross Associates, we are fully qualified to handle any
custody matter, no matter how complex or contested.
We have been in the business of
representing clients and protecting their legal rights in child custody
disputes for over 30 years. As an expert family law attorney, board-certified by the State Bar of
California, Richard Ross is unsurpassed by any other divorce lawyer in
Thousand Oaks or Westlake Village, in his knowledge and expertise regarding
Seeking counsel is a wise and responsible thing to do when facing a custody
dispute over your children. Whether or not to fight for sole custody is
a question that can best be answered by a seasoned, highly trained family
law attorney who has been there before, and can advise you of the likelihood
of success, as well as plan a strategy that could be more effective in
achieving a positive outcome.
Contact us today for an initial evaluation of your case.