Child Custody Lawyer

Developing a Child Custody Agreement

In a divorce or legal separation proceeding, the matter of child custody and visitation is of great interest to the court. This can be a difficult issue for both parents to agree on in some cases. The matter can be determined by the court if the parents cannot reach an agreement.

When you are selecting a Ventura divorce attorney, it is important that your legal counsel is skilled in assisting in to resolve a difference as you may not be entirely happy with the court's decision. Call Negley Law, APC, get high-quality representation that is solely focused on getting the best result for you and your family. Make an appointment for your free consultation today.

How Ventura Courts Determine Child Custody

There are two types of custody, legal custody and physical custody:

  • Legal custody is concerned with decisions regarding such matters as medical, education, and religion.
  • Physical custody involves the time spent with a parent.

Each family is unique. Arriving at an agreement on custody and visitation which suits the needs of your family can require patience and a great deal of communication. The court considers the parent-child relationship most important to preserve. In a contested custody matter it will look to the child's best interest in health, safety and welfare. This will include:

  • stability of environment
  • how much time each parent has invested in building and maintaining a loving relationship
  • which parent will be most accommodating in allowing visitation time.

Custody Matters That You May Experience

A respected Ventura family law attorney at our firm is skilled in helping to resolve all types of physical and legal custody matters such as:

Should it prove impossible for an agreement to be reached outside of the courtroom, you will need a skilled divorce lawyer who provides aggressive legal representation in court and makes a clear presentation of the issues concerning the child's best interest. Call Negley Law, APC to discuss your concerns regarding any child custody matter.

For assistance with a child custody or modification to a child custody order, contact a Ventura Divorce attorney at the firm who considers a child's best interest to be the highest priority.