January 8, 2013 By Paul Wallin
Typically, a custody case in Riverside will be about joint, primary, physical, or legal custody.  Each of these refers to a different relationship with the child. Physical custody refers to where the child lives on a day-to-day basis while legal custody is the right to make decisions regarding the child’s health, safety, and education.
Unless there is evidence of abuse, neglect or other harm to the child, both parents will likely be granted equal rights to physical and legal custody. This would be referred to as joint custody because both parents have the child 50% of the time.
In an instance where one parent has the child over 50% of the time, that parent is referred to as having primary custody.  A parent that has the child less than 50% of the time would seek visitation rights, which are usually granted unless it would harm the child.
When determining an order for child custody, a judge in Riverside will consider what is in the best interest of the child. Factors that will effect a judge’s decision include:
• Any history of domestic violence, abuse, or neglect.
• The child’s mental and physical health
• The parent’s mental and physical health
• The child’s relationship to the parent
• The parent’s proximity to the child’s education
When you are going through a child custody case it is often very stressful on both you and your children. You need to reply on a child custody law firm that understands the sensitive issues that are involved in a child custody matter. Wallin and Klarich has been obtaining positive outcomes for our clients in child custody cases for over 30 years in Riverside.
If you are seeking a child custody order in Riverside click here or if you simply have more questions, Wallin & Klarich can help. Call us today at 1-888-749-7428. Wallin and Klarich has offices in San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles and Orange Counties and can help you now. We will be there when you call.

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