Creative Family Solutions, Cecil Cianci Law, PC
Speak with one of our attorneys today: 916-756-4012 VISA | MasterCard | American Express | Discover

Getting divorced comes with numerous stresses and difficulties, including child custody. If you are concerned about what is best for your child, you are not alone. California courts make custody and visitation decisions based on the best interests of your child.

The health and wellbeing of your child is the primary concern, but there are more factors as well. Below is an overview of what judges consider in a California divorce case.

Health and safety

Just as you would hope, California courts want your child to be in a positive environment. For example, custody and unsupervised visitation are generally not granted to a parent who is guilty of certain violent or sexual crimes. Courts factor in habitual alcohol abuse and illegal drug use as well. The courts also consider any reports from child protective agencies about abuse or misconduct that may have not ended up in a conviction.

Preference of your child

If your child is older and mature, he or she has a say in the custody order. Unlike some other states, California law does not specify an exact age, but for example, courts are likely to grant a child who is 14 years old more influence than a child who is 7 years old.

Stability and continuity

California judges want your child to have as much stability as possible. Protecting emotional connections with the primary caretaker and maintaining patterns of care are primary priorities. If you are a stay-at-home mom, the court will heavily consider keeping your child in a familiar environment. Judges also generally seek to keep siblings together.

Understandably, you might worry about the future of your child. Now that you know the California courts consider the interests of your child, hopefully this relieves some of your fears. If you need someone to fight for your child, contact a divorce attorney in Roseville, CA.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  1. AV Peer Review Rated
  2. Listed In Best Lawyers | The World's Premier Guide
  3. BBB
  4. Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
  5. Avvo Rating Guidance The Right Lawyer

Arrange A Consultation About Your Needs

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Roseville Office
1504 Eureka Road
Suite 320
Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: 916-756-4012
Phone: 916-797-1575
Fax: 916-797-1399
Map & Directions

Aliso Viejo Office
16A Journey
Suite 201
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Phone: 916-756-4012
Phone: 949-315-7959
Map & Directions