Southern California Law Firm Frequently Asked Questions Video
What types of child custody should I be concerned with in my divorce?
Well there are two types of general custody in California: First is legal custody and the second is physical custody. Legal custody concerns decisions made about the child’s medical care or what school the child goes to, things like that. Physical custody concerns where the child physically lives, who the child physically resides with.
When you’re getting divorced, it’s very important to think about your career and the time you have available to take care of your children because that’s going to be a very big factor in whether or not you can actually provide full legal physical custody for your children.
And when you’re getting divorced, you should also generally ask for at least joint legal custody so that you always have a say in what goes on with your child’s life.