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Protecting your rights and your relationship with your children

If you have children, you are well aware of the importance they play in your life, but also the importance that you play in their life. When going through a divorce, the courts are aware of each parent's unique relationship with their child as well.

A look at child custody in California

For California residents who are about to enter into a divorce, there can be many uncertainties weighing heavy on their minds. There are many divorce issues to settle, including alimony, property division and the like. And for divorcing couples with children, these issues can prove to be even more contentious. Especially with children involved, it is not uncommon for there to be a number of disagreements that can quickly become heated. This is why it is often important to devise a strong legal strategy so that the best case scenario can be fought for.

How does legal custody differ from physical custody?

Both legal and physical custody may be shared between divorcing parents. Either may also be granted solely to one parent if a court determines that such a separation of parental rights is necessary to serve a child's best interests. While physical custody concerns where a California child will live, legal custody concerns which of the child's parents will have decision-making power over the important aspects of the child's life.

Child custody basics: A review of physical custody

When California parents decide to divorce the upheaval of their lives can quickly trickle down to their kids. Many decisions must be made regarding who will care for the children, where they will live, and if they will have to modify their schedules in order to accommodate the new reality of having parents in separate homes.

What you should know about visitation in California

If you have a child with someone to whom you are not married, you will almost certainly have a parenting plan in place. These plans detail a number of things, the most important being the custody and visitation plan. Below are a few basic facts about visitation of which parents in California should be aware.

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