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Newport Beach Child Custody & Visitation Lawyers

Learn More About How to File for Custody or Visitation Rights

Because of the complexity and emotional difficulty of custody and visitation issues, it is highly recommended that you retain the services of a trusted and experienced custody and visitation lawyer.

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.

Reach out to us for a consultation about your case. Call (949) 229-8546 or fill out our online form today!

California Child Custody Laws

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.

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

California's laws on child custody typically entail these types of custody arrangements: joint physical and legal custody, sole legal custody, and sole physical custody.

  • Legal Custody – Who makes legal decisions for the child
  • Physical Custody – Where and with whom the child mainly lives

Courts will typically consider the following when determining custody and visitation, focusing 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.

Talk to a Child Visitation Lawyer in Newport Beach Today

Whether your case involves the establishment of visitation rights, temporary custody pending 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 about your case. Call our office at (949) 229-8546 today.

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

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