January 15, 2013 By Paul Wallin
Seeking a child custody order can be a very emotional time for you and your family. You need a reliable attorney that is familiar with child custody law to be successful in your case.
 Wallin & Klarich is committed to achieving the best results for our clients.  Our qualified and responsive attorneys know how to handle both types of custody orders:
 Legal custody
 Physical custody
Physical Custody
 Physical custody refers to where the child resides on a day-to-day basis.  Under California Family Code section 3007, a parent with primary physical custody would have the child over 50% of the time.  Parents with joint custody would each spend 50% of the time with the child (Cal. Fam. Code §3004).
 A parent that does not have primary custody or has the child less than 50% of the time has a right to visitation, which is typically granted so long as its not harmful to the child.
Legal Custody
Legal custody is the right and responsibility to make decisions concerning your child’s health, safety, or education. Usually, you and the other parent will be given joint legal custody of your children under California Family Code section 3003. You both will have an equal say in where your child goes to school, seeks medical care, and practices religion.
Using California Family Code section 3006, a judge can also award you sole legal custody.  A judge will only do this if granting legal custody to the other parent would be harmful to your child.
You need an experienced and trustworthy child custody attorney to help you through this complex legal process. Wallin & Klarich has been successful in Orange County child custody cases for over thirty years because of our competent and attentive attorneys. Visit our website here.  Also, click here for more information about child custody laws.  Call us at (888)-749 – 7428 to speak to qualified attorney today.  We will be there when you call.

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