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.
The courts make every effort to assure that the best interests of the children are met when making decisions during a divorce. They will look at the role each parent plays in their children's life, and use that as a major factor in determining child custody.
The primary caregiver is the person who generally takes care of the day to day tasks and responsibilities if a parent. This includes who cooks and serves each meal, who bathes and clothes the children, who takes the children to run errands and to school each day and which parent helps with the children's daily homework.
This parent is generally considered to be the caregiver, and will likely be awarded child custody, as the courts will try to keep changes in the lives of the children to a minimum. Disrupting or making significant changes to their day to day lives can have a negative impact on the children following a divorce.
Here at the Law Offices of Janice Munoz, we understand how important it is to see that your wishes are met to protect your children. Our office is conveniently located in Redondo Beach, California. Ms. Munoz has been helping clients with her own practice for a decade, and was honored as a Super Lawyer and Top Woman Attorney in Southern California in 2013. She is admitted to practice in the US District Court as well as all California Courts.