Legal Custody Attorney in Pasadena
Legal Custody in Divorce Cases
The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard has over 42 years of combined
experience in family law. We have successfully helped many individuals
with their divorce cases reach
custody agreements with their spouses. Our firm has also provided aggressive and
skilled representation in complex custody situations. A Pasadena family
law attorney from our firm should be contacted if you are getting a divorce
and have questions about custody.
When parents divorce and are unable to come to an agreement regarding the
custody of their child, the court will intervene to determine which parent
will receive physical and/or legal custody. Legal custody gives a parent
the right to make decisions regarding the care and rearing of their child.
When a spouse is awarded sole legal custody, they have the right to make
exclusive decisions regarding the child's welfare. When joint custody
is awarded, both parents participate in making decisions. Most courts
in this state will give joint legal custody to divorcing parents unless
it is in some way detrimental to the child.
Pasadena Legal Custody Lawyer
Legal custody can be an extremely important issue. It grants a parent the
right to determine:
- Where a child goes to school
- The child's after-school activities
- How health care issues will be address
- What religion the child will be brought up in
A parent may be denied legal custody if there is any history of child abuse,
or the parent has a drug or alcohol problem. Once the court issues a custody
order, in can difficult to modify unless the circumstances at the time
of the order have significantly changed.
You need to team up with the best child custody lawyer in Pasadena to fight
for the results that you need and want. We know the emotional toll a divorce
can take, particularly when children are involved. Our firm can guide
you through the custody process and help ensure your interests are capably
Contact a Pasadena Legal Custody Lawyer
from our firm if you are getting a divorce and have questions about child custody.