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Child Custody and Visitation
Custody cases are grueling. It is no accident that they are called custody "battles." The only way to go into a custody case is prepared for the fight of your life. Any conduct less than saintliness that relates to the children may come out in courtroom testimony. No other litigation is more draining. Custody cases are probably the most expensive area of family law litigation.
The following legal terms are as defined by the Orange County Superior Court and can also be found here:
Legal Custody: The rights and responsibilities of parents to make decisions relating to the health, education and welfare of their children.
Joint Legal Custody: Both parents share in the right and responsibility to make decisions relating to the health, education and welfare of a child.
Sole Legal Custody: One parent has the right and responsibility to make decisions relating to the health, education and welfare of a child.
Physical Custody: How much time the children spend with each parent; where the children live; how day-to-day responsibilities are fulfilled.
Joint Physical Custody: Children spend a significant amount of time with each parent.
Sole Physical Custody: Children reside primarily with one parent and have visitation with the other parent.
Joint Custody: This term means both joint legal and joint physical custody.
Visitation: Times when one parent has the children and is fully responsible for them.
Supervised Visitation: Visitation is limited to special situations in which a third party, specified by the Court, is present. Supervised, monitored visitation may occur when there is a need to protect children because of drug or alcohol abuse, child abuse or neglect, family violence, or other serious problems, or when children are getting to know an absent parent.
For more specific information regarding assistance with your Child Custody and Child Visitation matter contact our family law offices, The Law Offices of Lisa Staight to schedule a consultation at (949) 852-4442.
Our family law offices serve Orange County, California including but not limited to the cities of Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Costa Mesa, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Cota De Caza, Villa Park, Ladera Ranch, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Huntington Beach.
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The Law Offices of Lisa Staight, A.P.L.C., practices law in Orange County, California and is located in Irvine, California. Attorney's of the Law Offices of Lisa Staight are licensed to practice law in the State of California