I have practiced law in Los Angeles County for the past 38 years. I have always practiced family law throughout my career, but have limited my practice to exclusively family law cases for the last 4 years. I adapt to a client's needs in an attorn...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Support
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If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.