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Newport Beach Child Custody & Visitation Lawyers

Providing Thoughtful & Competent Representation for 40+ Years

Custody and visitation rights can cause tremendous upheaval in the lives of divorcing parents and their children. The opposing parties may become very combative and require the courts to make a ruling based on the individual needs of the children. Courts will always seek to determine what is in the best interests of the child and California courts lean toward joint custody where possible so that the child will have a continuing relationship with both parents.

Because of the complexity and emotional difficulty of this issue, it is highly recommended that you retain the services of a trusted and experienced family law attorney. At Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, you will find compassionate, seasoned Newport Beach child custody attorneys who can provide thoughtful, creative, and tactful legal solutions for your case. We are competent negotiators and experienced trial lawyers with the ability to protect your legal rights as a parent and help ensure that your child’s best interests are served.

We can be reached for a consultation about your case at (949) 229-8546 or via our online form.

California Child Custody Laws

If you and your spouse cannot agree on a parenting arrangement or visitation rights, the courts will make the decision for you.

Types of custody include joint physical and legal custody, sole legal custody, and sole physical custody. Legal custody involves making legal decisions for the child while physical custody involves where and with whom the child shall mainly live.

Courts will typically consider the following when determining custody, with a focus on the best interest of the child:

  • The child’s age
  • The child’s health
  • The established emotional bonds between the child and the parents
  • The financial, emotional, and physical ability of either parent to care for the child
  • Any history of domestic abuse or drug abuse on the part of a parent
  • The child’s connections to his or her home, school, and neighborhood

Courts cannot lean toward custody for one parent or the other based on their sex. Visitation rights are generally granted to non-custodial parents based on the unique circumstances of each case, unless such visits are deemed unsafe for the child by the court.

Turn to Our Seasoned Newport Beach Child Custody & Visitation Lawyers

Whether your case involves the establishment of visitation rights, temporary custody pending a divorce, a request to modify physical custody, or a post-divorce parenting plan, Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara can help. We have an established track record of resolving difficult family law matters. With our legal acumen and resources, you will have the peace of mind and support you need during this critical juncture.

Talk to a Newport Beach child custody attorney at our office about your case. Call (949) 229-8546 today.

Why Hire Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, LLP?

  • Experience with Complex, High-Value Cases

  • Highly Awarded by Prestigious Associations

  • Thoughtful, Competent Representation

  • Four Certified Family Law Specialists

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys

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