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How are Child Custody Orders Determined in CA?


When you are going through a divorce, you will most likely have to deal with the issue of child custody. This can be complex and overwhelming due to the importance of this matter. When it comes to the determination of custody, the court considers the best interest of the children and makes their decision accordingly. In order to better your chances of success it is beneficial to have a skilled Ventura divorce and family law attorney by your side. Negley Law, APC has assisted clients in their child custody issues for years and we know the ways to help clients reach the results that they need and want. Let us help you show your suitability for custody and ability to fulfill the needs of your children. The court will consider all of the following factors when deciding on a custody order:

  • The age of the child/ children
  • The health of the child/ children
  • The emotional bond between the children and each parent
  • The existence of a 'primary parent' in the children's' lives
  • Any history of domestic violence or drug use by the parents
  • The mental and physical health of each parent
  • The ability of both parents to provide for the child/ children
  • The living arrangements of each parent
  • Alterations to the status quo of the child's life

There are countless factors that can affect the decision of the court. Generally, a goal is to not disrupt the children's norm. This means maintaining the education, societal and religious involvement that they have had throughout their life. If the child is above age 12, their personal choice can also be a factor. When it comes to providing for the children, this means financially, physically, emotionally and medically; the court wants a stable environment for the children. To ensure that your rights are protected and your wants are fought for, team up with Negley Law, APC. Contact a Ventura divorce lawyer from our firm today to schedule your free consultation!

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