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Nationally Recognized Custody Attorney in Murrieta, CA

One of the most difficult matters in the realm of family law is child custody. When two parents are fighting over who will get custody of a child, tempers can flare and arguments are very likely to ensue. This is due to the fact that both the mother and father want to be actively involved in the life of their child and neither wants to feel as if they will not have a quality bond or sufficient time with their child.

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How Does California Determine Child Custody Rights?

A judge evaluating a child custody case in CA will prioritize the best interests of the child. Before the case begins, each parent will be given the same rights and treatment, as the judge is not allowed to show biased or preferential treatment due to gender.

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CA Family Law Guidelines on Ruling in the Child's Best Interests:

  • What will positively impact the child’s health, safety, and well-being?
  • Will there be a positive benefit from the child visiting both parents?
  • Child’s preference: If the child (age 12 or older) wishes to live with one parent over the other, the court is obligated by law to at least consider it. The older the child, the more weight their wishes will carry.
  • Stability: If a judge finds that the stability of the child’s current environment is important, then he or she will most likely do everything to keep it together. If the child has siblings, it is a common procedure to keep them together.
  • Co Parenting Capacity: The court may also examine the ability of each parent to work together.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Child Custody
  • Reputation for professionalism & integrity
  • Extensive knowledge of California law
  • Client Distinction Award – Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Justice Wiley Manuel Award 2009 & 2010

If you currently engaged in a conflict over custody, now is the time to meet with our team of talented child custody attorneys. We have vast experience handling all types of family law matters and would be more than willing to meet with you one on one. All you have to do is call us to set up your free case evaluation.

Let Us Help You With Sole & Joint Custody

When you visit the Singleton Smith Law Offices, you will have the opportunity to meet with one of our Murrieta child custody attorneys in person. During that time, you can explain your case and the conflicts you are currently dealing with. You can then inform us of your desires and what your ideal outcome would be for your child custody case. Whether you are hoping to obtain sole physical custody or simply want to achieve a joint custody arrangement, we are confident that we can provide you with assistance and guidance.

Once we have a solid understanding of your needs and objectives, we will decide upon appropriate course of legal action. Sometimes, we may be able to mediate with your significant other to come to a child custody agreement. Other times, we may have to move your case to court. Whatever course of action we decide to take, you will be provided with assertive representation and ongoing support throughout all legal proceedings.

Contact us online or give us a call today to retain a Murrieta child custody lawyer who will treat you with the respect and professionalism you deserve. We offer FREE initial consultations.


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