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Child Custody

Los Angeles Child Custody Lawyer

Putting You & Your Family First During a Custody Case

Dealing with a divorce or separation is always difficult, but when you have a child to protect, it can be overwhelmingly stressful. At Marmolejo Law, we know how challenging this process is and we are committed to providing you with the aggressive advocacy you need while also treating your case with the care and compassion it deserves.

Have questions about your custody case? Call (310) 736-2063 or contact our Los Angeles child custody lawyers online. Serving Playa del Rey, Culver City, Mar Vista, and Santa Monica.

How is Custody Determined in California?

Child custody is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. Judges and parents will always seek a legal and physical custody schedule that is in the best interests of the child, which does not necessarily mean they will always award joint custody or favor one parent. If, for example, there is abuse or neglect or should one parent’s household offer a standard of living closer to what the child is accustomed to, sole physical custody may be awarded.

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Treating Your Custody Case with Sensitivity & Compassion

There are few situations more emotionally charged than dealing with a child custody case. In addition to determining what will be in the best interest of your children, you also have to navigate the complexities of California State law. This is why our Marina Del Rey child custody lawyer is not only experienced but will put the needs of you and your family first. Attorney Diane Marmolejo knows how important the client-attorney relationship is, and when you hire us, Diane will work with you personally. We are proud members of the Marina Del Rey community and we will always make you our priority.

What Are Fathers Rights in CA?

Fathers in California have the same rights as mothers regarding their children.

These legal rights include:

  • Joint legal custody: This means that both parents have an equal say in major decisions about the child's upbringing, such as education, religion, and medical care.
  • Joint physical custody: This means the child spends significant time with both parents.
  • Child support: This is money one parent pays the other to help support the child. The basis of the amount of child support is on many factors, including the parents' incomes and the child's needs.
  • Visitation: This is the right of a parent to see their child. The court will order visitation that is in the child's best interests.

If you are a father in California concerned about your legal rights, you should speak with an experienced LA family law attorney.

Contact our Marina Del Rey child custody lawyer now to schedule a consultation!

Other Family Matters We Handle

In addition to child custody arrangements, we can help with many family law issues including:

Giving You the Attention You Deserve

No one enjoys going to court, and we are dedicated to helping you get through this difficult time as smoothly as possible. At Marmolejo Law, we believe in being accessible and are always available. We are experienced in many different child custody situations and can help guide you in making the best decisions for your family. Contact one of our Los Angeles child custody attorneys today.

To find out how we can help you with your child custody case in Marina Del Rey or throughout Los Angeles, call (310) 736-2063.


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