What is legal custody vs. physical custody?

In California, there are two types of child custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the right to make decisions about a child’s welfare, including decisions about education, healthcare, and religious upbringing. Physical custody refers to where a child will live and who will have caregiving responsibilities. Courts will generally order joint [...]

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How is custody determined?

Child custody in San Diego County is generally determined by the court based on the best interests of the child, and considers many factors when making a custody determination, including (but not limited to): The health and safety of the child The preferences of the child The relationship between the child and each parent Each [...]

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What happens to child custody when a parent relocates?

Parental relocation becomes an issue when one party wishes to move out of state with the children, especially in joint custody cases. Depending on your custody and visitation agreement, a move that substantially increases the geographical distance between one parent and a child will require consent of the other parent or permission of the court. [...]

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Do mothers automatically get full custody?

The parent who has been the primary parent of the children prior to the divorce being filed will likely be given primary custody to maintain the status quo. Family courts in California do not favor a parent’s request for custody based on their gender, only the best interest of the child. If you are going [...]

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Who are the best child custody attorneys in San Diego, CA, & the vicinity?

Whether it’s because of domestic violence, substance abuse, divorce, or another reason, our team at JWB Family Law understands the challenges you are facing, and we are here to help. We will provide you with the legal guidance and support you need to make informed decisions about complex child custody cases. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure your [...]

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