Custody and Parenting Plan Basics
In joint legal custody situations, each parent has the right and ability to have input on decisions for his or her children, including schooling, religion and medical care. Where the children spend their time falls under physical custody and time share. California statutes do not provide a standard schedule for time share and the schedule will vary depending on many factors.
You have the opportunity to work with the other parent to create a viable parenting plan. We can help create parenting plan that meets the best interests of your children – even in challenging situations, such as one parent moving away or a parent with substance abuse issues. When both parties cannot agree, the court will step in and decide who receives physical and legal custody. Custody orders are modifiable in all cases as the needs of your children change over time.