While in the process of a divorce, one of the most important decisions to be made are those regarding child custody. All parents in California love their children and want what is best for them. It is not uncommon, however, for each parent to have differing opinions when it comes to best interests of the child when it comes to child custody.
In many cases, when parents cannot come to a mutually agreeable decision regarding child custody, the courts will make the ultimate decision. There are cases, however, where parents are able to work together and maintain a productive and "professional' relationship with each other post-divorce. When this happens, the courts may allow both parents to obtain joint custody.
Joint custody means that both parents share close to equal time with their children. This can only occur when both sides show a willingness to be flexible with their schedules and work together to share parenting time with the child.
Obtaining a joint custody is not always easy. The courts need to be assured that the decision would be in the best interests of the child. During this time, it may be wise to speak with a law professional familiar with child custody to discuss your options. Here at Niven & Niven Attorneys at Law, we understand the importance of spending time with your children. We will fight for your rights in the courts to obtain a fair decision regarding all aspects of your divorce, including child custody. Your spouse will have representation working hard on their side; it is important for you to do the same.
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