Custody and Visitation

The greatest fear parents have in a divorce is being embroiled in a heated custody or visitation dispute and losing their rights to see their children. Louie & Kitsuse family lawyers handle many complex custody and visitation matters and strive to provide fair and equitable solutions to avoid unnecessary litigation. However, if litigation is unavoidable, our family lawyers are experienced litigators who provide effective representation to achieve the best results in court. Under California law, "joint legal custody" means that both parents share the right and responsibility to make decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child. Joint legal custody is very common in California. The fact that parents share joint legal custody, however, does not necessarily mean they will share joint physical custody. Physical custody refers to where a child will live after a divorce or separation. Physical custody is quite different from legal custody. The parent with physical custody has the right to have the child physically present in their home. If a child lives exclusively or primarily with one parent, that parent is usually referred to as the "custodial" parent, while the other parent is typically granted visitation rights.


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