Child Custody

Irvine Child Custody Attorney

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At Kirk & Toberty, Attorneys At Law, our family law lawyers understand that child custody disputes can be emotionally charged and extremely difficult for families. Our attorneys believe that the best interests of the child should always be the primary focus, and we will do everything in our power to help you achieve a fair and just outcome. 

Our experienced family law attorneys in Irvine, CA, will work closely with you to develop a customized legal strategy that is designed to protect your rights and advance your best interests. 

Our child custody lawyers will also aggressively negotiate on your behalf to try to reach a favorable settlement without the need for protracted and costly litigation. In the event that trial is necessary, we are fully prepared to fight for you in court located in Irvine, California. 

You can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible under the circumstances. 

Contact our law firm in Irvine today at (949) 416-2215 to schedule a consultation.

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Protecting Your Family's Rights in Orange County, CA

When parents divorce or separate, the question of child custody often arises. In California, child custody laws are governed by the state’s Family Code. The code provides a framework for courts to use when making child custody decisions. However, the ultimate goal of the court is to make a decision that is in the best interests of the child.

Can a Father Get 50-50 Custody in California?

Fathers are not automatically entitled to 50-50 custody or any custody order in California. Likewise, nothing in the family code automatically grants custody to fathers solely because they are fathers. The standard the California court uses during a divorce is the child's best interest.

What are The Different Types of Child Custody in California?

There are two types of child custody in California: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to where the child will live, while legal custody refers to who will have decision-making power over the child’s welfare. A parent can have sole physical custody, sole legal custody, or joint physical and legal custody.

What Age Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live With in California?

In California, a child must be at least 14 years old to be considered "of sufficient age" to express a preference. A judge can allow a child to state their preference in court if they are at least 14. However, the judge can conclude that it's not in the child's best interests to do so.

In making a custody determination, the Irvine court will consider a variety of family law factors, including the child’s age, health, and emotional needs. The court will also take into account the parenting skills of each parent and each family’s schedule and lifestyle. Ultimately, the court’s goal is to make a decision that is in the best interests of the child. 

Are you in a child custody dispute? Call Kirk & Toberty, LLP today at (949) 416-2215 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our child custody attorney serving Irvine! 


Our Firm Is Here to Help You Through All Child Custody Matters

Child custody matters can be some of the most difficult a family can face. The decisions made during these times will have a lasting impact on both the parents and the children involved. At our firm, we understand how important these decisions are, and we are here to help you through every step of the process. 

We will work with you to protect your rights, and always keep your children's best interests in mind. With our experience and knowledge, we will guide you through this difficult time and help you make the best decisions for your family. 

Call Kirk & Toberty, Attorneys At Law today at (949) 416-2215.

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