Child Custody FAQ

Child custody is often the most emotional issue in a divorce. If you have questions about your own custody situation, you need to get answers sooner than later.

This website is not intended to provide legal advice. It is intended to share common questions about family law topics and open the door to productive dialogue with potential clients. This page provides frequently asked questions (FAQs) that are critically important to many parents.

We Know How Custody And Divorce Work

At The Law Office of Patricia A. Hendrickson, in Huntington Beach, we understand California law as it relates to child custody and divorce. We also understand the sadness and anger many people feel as they grapple with the challenges of child custody.

Our team of attorneys concentrates on family law matters in the courts of Orange County. We focus on helping our clients find solutions to problems that trouble them. We can provide specific answers to questions like:

  • What are my rights as a parent?
  • Am I entitled to the same custody as my child's other parent?
  • Do I have different custody rights as a father?
  • Who makes decisions about joint custody and visitation time?
  • Are my custody rights different if I was never married to my child's mother?
  • Will I have to pay child support once custody is established? If so, how much?
  • How do I get a modification of child custody if my income has gone down?
  • Can I get joint custody or visitation rights once I establish paternity?
  • What about child custody rights for LGBT parents?

Talk To Us About Your Situation

There is no substitute for proper legal advice — not information from a website or a radio show, and not feedback from a well-meaning friend or a family member. If you are facing a legal problem, you need to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us.