Sole Custody

As a parent, you want the best for your children. There is almost nothing more stressful than worrying about your child's well-being. There is virtually nothing harder than living with the concern that your child's or children's needs are not being met.

Kids are resilient, but they must be protected. It is important to talk to an experienced family law attorney if you need help with a challenging child custody issue.

In California, it is very difficult for a parent to obtain sole custody of his or her child. In general, a court may award sole custody to a child's parent or guardian when the other parent or guardian is physically abusive, incarcerated or abusing alcohol or drugs to the detriment of the child. A court will usually not award sole custody because a parent has a tendency to act irresponsibly.

Get The Custody Advice You Need | Get A Realistic Picture Of What To Expect

At The Law Office of Patricia A. Hendrickson, a focused firm based in Orange County, we understand the agonizing difficulties some parents must go through, and we understand California law as it relates to child custody. During an initial consultation, we will listen to the details of your case and give you an honest, accurate assessment of your custody prospects.

Whether your custody matter is related to a divorce or not, our lawyers can help you find answers to questions like:

  • What is the difference between physical custody and legal custody?
  • Is termination of parental rights a possibility in my case?
  • What if my child's other parent is in jail?
  • What if my child's other parent is an alcoholic or drug addict?
  • Is there such as thing as primary custody or primary residence?
  • Can I get sole custody if my child's other parent is no longer in the picture?
  • What effect will custody arrangements have on child support?

Contact Us For Help With Your Case

Every custody case is different. Contact us about your case. Our offices are located in Huntington Beach.