When getting a divorce and children are involved, things can get very complicated. In matters of child custody, it is important to know everything about the California court system and how things can play out. The first thing you want to research - how is custody decided. The main factors in child custody cases are:
- Physical custody (where the child will live primarily)
- Visitation (in the best interest of the minor child)
- Legal custody (decisions the parents will make on behalf of the child)
Although there are other extenuating factors, such as the best interest of the child and the capabilities of the mother and father, these are the most important. The court looks at other extenuating circumstances, facts, evidence, the role both parents play and the current situation of the minor child. After doing your research, it is best to seek the advice of an attorney. For more information on divorce and how it could affect your distribution of assets and the well-being of your minor child in the Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, CA area, contact Richard Ross Associates.