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Need a Child Custody Agreement?

Child Custody Lawyer

Developing a Child Custody Agreement

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

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.

Why Choose Negley Law, APC?

  • Prompt & Professional Legal Advice & Service

  • Over 20 Years of Combined Experience

  • Highly Recommended by Clients

  • Certified California Family Law Specialists

  • Avvo Reviews
  • Avvo Client's Choice
  • Avvo Clients Choice 2018
  • Avvo Top Attorney
  • 2013 Top Lawyers in California
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Avvo Featured Attorney Family Law
  • Certified California Family Law Specialist
  • Ventura Chamber of Commerce
  • Ventura County Bar Association

Testimonials From Our Clients

See How We've Helped Our Past Clients Resolve Their Family Law Matters
  • “I felt very confident in court today because of all your hard work and it paid off!”

    J.C.

  • “I am glad I found you guys. I really appreciate your help!”

    L.C.

  • “John is doing a terrific job on my case and I am very happy.”

    A.F.

  • “I appreciate all your hard work.”

    k.c.

  • “He did a good job, has a great disposition, good manners, good poise, conducted himself properly at all times.”

    T.H.

  • “exceeded expectations by under promising and over delivering.”

    J.R.

  • “Things went great and you're an awesome lawyer. Thank you so much for all your help and advice. ”

    C.Y.

  • “what's most important to me is that you carried yourself with me and my wife in a honorable manner.”

    J.A.

  • “Thank you for enforcing the court's order. You are the best.”

    C.S.

  • “There’s no better lawyer to represent you than John Negley.”

    Christopher Connolly

  • “You and your firm are true professionals. You are fantastic.”

    r.g.