Sincere & Resilient Legal Counsel When your family needs us, we are here to listen to your needs.

Pasadena Child Custody Lawyer

Do you have custody questions? Call (888) 328-2734.

Child custody and the related subject of visitation rights can raise many questions in a divorce proceeding. At The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard, our best advice is to retain a competent Pasadena family law attorney who has the experience to correctly answer your questions.

We frequently get asked questions such as:

  • Does a father get the same consideration as the mother in custody matters?
  • Is child custody affected by parental criminal records in the state of California?
  • Are there different types of child custody that can be awarded?
  • What are the factors the court will look at in awarding custody?
  • Can domestic violence play a role in determining child custody?
  • Under what circumstances is sole custody given to a parent?
  • Can modifications be made to custody agreements?

Child custody resolution can be an emotional time for the entire family. Even when parents are divorcing in an amicable manner, each side needs to understand what their options are and how custody will work. Need a lawyer for your child custody case in Pasadena? You need the best child custody lawyer in Pasadena. We utilize our formal training in mediation to attempt resolution without court intervention. When agreement cannot be reached by the parents in this manner, our 50 years of experience in family law can be used to successfully resolve child custody in the courts.

Read some of our blogs that discuss child custody matters further:

Types of Child Custody

Sole custody and joint custody are two of the most common types of custody, but are not the only kinds. If you have physical custody, this means you have the right and responsibility to provide daily care for your child. Legal custody gives you the ability to take part in important decisions that affect the life of your child such as those dealing with religion, medical attention and education. We assist our clients to understand the different types of custody, how they work and how they may affect their lives for years to come.

How is Child Custody Determined in California?

The overriding factor in a matter of child custody will be what is in the overall best interest of the child. This is what the court will review in order to make their final determination. We invite you to use our understanding and experience to reach the agreements you desire on child custody.

Who Has Custody of a Child if There is no Court Order in California?

In California, if there was no court order then both parents have an equal right to their children. It is illegal for one parent to hide the child from the other parent, or to also not provide a way for the other parent to visit the child. The exception to this rule is if there is a fear of domestic violence towards the child/ fear for the child’s safety. If this were the case, a parent may flee with the child as long as they notify the District Attorney's Child Abduction Unit within ten days, and file the appropriate paperwork in the Superior Court Clerk's Office in a reasonable time period.

When child custody issues are at stake, contact a Pasadena Child Custody Lawyer at (888) 328-2734 to protect your rights and work towards the resolution you desire.

Resources:

Clients Share Their Experiences

Stories From Real People Like You
  • “I thought he would be steamrolled in court, but he was calm, collected, and confident.”

    - T.H.
  • “Listen to her, she knows what she is doing and will give you the best plan moving forward!”

    - M.G.
  • “Kristen explained everything to me and advised me in what was Best for ME!”

    - D.C.

Why Choose Us?

  • 50 Years' Collective Experience
  • Accredited by the Better Business Bureau
  • Membership in The Pasadena Bar Association
  • Membership in California Women Lawyers
  • Membership in The State Bar of California
  • Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine 2011-2018

Contact Our Firm

Have your family law matter reviewed by an experienced attorney at our Pasadena firm.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.