Child Custody And The Child's Best Interests

The end goal of child custody arrangements should be to honor the child's best interests. Children always come first. Whether parents are getting divorced or just seeking an official arrangement after a separation, children's needs and rights should always be the top priority.

At CC LawGroup, A Professional Corporation, we help those in the Newark area work through this important process. We have more than 25 years of experience and can work with you to create a strategy that fits your needs and your budget.

Our dedication and drive can help you seek the best possible solution for your children. As a full-service firm, we can take on every part of your case, but we are also flexible enough to just focus on a specific part of your case if that is what you desire.

Two Types Of Custody

There are two general types of custody you must consider: legal custody and physical custody. It is absolutely possible to get one without the other.

Legal custody considers your decision-making power. It centers around making choices for the child concerning issues like medical care, vaccines, education and religion.

Physical custody simply centers around where the child lives and how much time each parent gets with the child. Joint custody splits this responsibility between both of you, while sole custody means one parent has the kids continually, though the other may have visitation rights. Even if you get sole physical custody, both parents may have joint legal custody.

Child Custody Modifications — Easier Than You Might Think

When changing circumstances affect a parent's ability to provide for his or her children, modifications to child custody and support orders may be justified. These circumstances may include:

  • Job loss or another decrease in income
  • Promotion or other significant increases in income
  • Changes in time spent with children
  • Change of school
  • A parent's decision to move to another city, state or country
  • A new significant other in your or the other parent's life
  • Changes in housing situation
  • A change in the mental health or stability of a parent

Our California child custody attorneys can help you determine whether your situation justifies seeking a modification and provide you with effective representation during legal hearings. Furthermore, our lawyers will inform the court of any important factors that affect your child's well-being.

With capable legal representation, achieving a child custody modification is possible and may be easier than you think.

Working With Us

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you through a child custody case — or the entire divorce case, if needed — please contact us online or give us a call at 510-402-1579. We would be happy to set up a consultation to get this process started. We also offer our services in Korean.