Joint Custody

Many divorcing parents want to make sure they are treated fairly by the court when it comes to the custody of their children. These parents are concerned about the happiness and well-being of their sons and daughters. They ask us about what kind of custody they will be awarded.

Joint custody is by far the most common type of custody awarded by California family courts. This is because the law favors arrangements that allow children to have good relationships with both of their parents. If you have been hurt by your spouse, it can be hard to feel good about sharing custody with him or her. Our firm's attorneys understand this struggle.

We Can Answer Your Custody Questions

At The Law Office of Patricia A. Hendrickson, based in Huntington Beach, our attorneys know California law as it relates to custody, divorce and other family law matters. One of our lawyers has been designated Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS). Equipped with this knowledge base, we can provide answers to important custody questions such as:

  • What factors are taken into account in determining custody?
  • If my ex-wife or ex-husband is irresponsible, can I prevent shared custody from being awarded?
  • If my former spouse is abusing alcohol or drugs, will I be awarded sole custody?
  • What is the relationship between custody and child support?
  • Does joint custody mean evenly divided parenting time or visitation?
  • Can I change my existing custody arrangements?

Get The Advice You Need | Talk To An Attorney Who Understands The Issues

Every custody situation is different. The Orange County attorneys of The Law Office of Patricia A. Hendrickson can give you advice that fits your particular circumstances. Contact us.