There are many misconceptions about child custody and visitation. For example, the terms legal custody and physical custody are often confused. Legal custody refers to the right to make decisions regarding the child's health, education and welfare. Physical custody refers to where the child primarily resides and the child sharing between the parents, otherwise known as "visitation".
At Primus Family Law in San Diego, we will help you understand how child custody and visitation work in relation to a divorce, legal separation or paternity action. We will explain the various terms and the available options. With more than a decade of experience exclusively practicing family law in San Diego, we will help protect your relationship with your children.
In child custody matters in San Diego County, attention to detail is crucial. The specific details can affect many aspects of the case including how much child or spousal support is paid, how much time share is awarded a party with the child(ren) and even the proper division of property. Our San Diego child custody attorneys work hard to ensure the details are not overlooked. By doing so, Families 1st Law & Mediation’s clients obtain the necessary information to make informed decisions that achieve an accurate outcome.
It is not uncommon for circumstances to change after court orders are issued that require further court proceedings to modify either custody, visitation and/or support. While litigation may be necessary, it is also not uncommon for parents to work together after child custody orders have been issued to make such changes. For example, a party may be relocating due to military duties, a party may have lost their job or received a pay raise, or the children may be old enough to have a say in their visitation schedule and want a change. It is important that these changes be documented and filed with the San Diego Family Court to prevent future disputes. Our firm is proficient at handling all post judgment modification proceedings.