Child Custody Attorney in Sacramento County and Marin County
Child custody cases can arise in many ways – whether you are getting divorced, have a paternity case, or simply choose to live separately from your child’s other parent. No matter what the situation might be, you want to make sure that your rights as a parent are fully protected in your custody case. This is why you want a child custody lawyer from Mason Law Office standing up for you.
Child Custody in California
As in every other state, custody determinations in California are based on what is in the best interests of the child. The court starts with the presumption that both parents are fit and that shared custody is in the child’s best interests. However, there are situations in which you might want to challenge this presumption.
Custody cases have two major parts:
- Physical custody – This determines when your child will live with or visit each parent
- Legal custody – This determines which parent has the authority to make important life decisions for the child, including educational, healthcare, and religious decisions
In many cases, we can help you and the other parent reach an agreement regarding how to share custody, which the court can approve. However, if you have concerns about the other parent’s ability to care for your child, the situation can become more contentious, and you might have to go to court. Trust that we will fight for you and your child in front of the judge.
Let Our Child Custody Lawyer in Sacramento County and Marin County Protect Your Parental Rights
At Mason Law Office, our child custody attorney will do everything possible to make sure that you and your child have the right custody situation. Contact us online or call us at (916) 587-2997 to learn more about how we can fight for your parental rights.