San Jose Child Custody Attorney
Visitation Rights Lawyer Serving Families in Northern California
You will always remain your children's mom or dad, no matter what your relationship with your child's other parent. At Manassau Law Offices, P.C. in San Jose, California, our attorney helps clients legally clarify issues surrounding child custody and visitation. If you are seeking a compassionate attorney who knows the law and knows how to get results, please contact us today at 408-918-0010 for a initial consultation and case evaluation.
California law determines child custody and visitation based on the best interests of the child. In most cases, it is best for the child to have access to both parents. On the other hand, there are also situations in which it may not be safe for the child to be with one of the parents.
Every case is unique. We have helped grandparents, family members, and other people important to the child receive visitation rights, for example. Whatever your concern, we will listen carefully to your situation and goals and work to establish a legal strategy that will resolve the issue as quickly and affordably as possible.
In most cases, parents share joint legal custody of their children. This type of joint custody allows both parents to participate in important decisions about the child's upbringing, including education, medical care, and religious upbringing. Often one parent is granted primary physical custody and the other parent visitation rights.
If you or your former spouse wants to move to another state with the child, it is important to speak to an attorney to advise you. Do not just move away and hope for the best. Unless you have the permission of the other parent or the court, you may lose primary physical custody of the child.