One of the most contested and sensitive issues in divorce cases we deal with is that of child custody. Dealing with divorce is difficult enough, but having to explain to your child that their living situation will be changed can be very hard on everyone involved. It can be troubling for you, your spouse, and your children to have to adjust to these types of major changes. However, the first step is to decide who will have primary physical custody and who will be responsible for legal decisions.
Our experienced San Diego child custody lawyer can provide you with the emotional support and representation you need on your side. At the office of Gordon D. Cruse, APLC, we understand all of the various factors which can affect child custody decisions.
While it is always better to make decisions between you and your spouse outside of court to avoid putting the choice in the judge's hands, this is not always possible. If you and your spouse cannot make a decision, you will need a San Diego child custody attorney that has experience handling contested child custody cases to represent you in court and ensure your child's best interest is kept in mind.
California courts decide child custody arrangements based on a variety of factors, such as:
Judges prefer arrangements that can provide a stable and healthy environment for the child. If you are constantly moving or have not established a strong bond with your child, show that you are actively participating in your child's life and are interested in developing a strong relationship with them.
Our San Diego child custody attorney understands how much is at stake and we are here to fight for your right to have custody over your children. It is important that you have a trustworthy and approachable family law lawyer to work with you and keep your goals in mind at all times.