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Child Custody Attorney in Atascadero, CA

How is Child Custody Determined?

In California and across the U.S., the courts determine and decide upon child custody matters based on what is in the best interest of the child. Not surprisingly, however, one side’s opinion of what is in the child’s best interest may differ significantly from the other side’s opinion. Proving what is truly in the child’s best interest requires the assistance of a skilled and experienced custody attorney.

At the Law Offices of William Ausman, we review all aspects of the situation, not just the most common. We dip beneath the surface-level issues, which means talking to teachers, coaches, family members, and other parties involved in the child’s life. We listen and learn in order to get perspective on the importance of each parent in the child’s life. When we have completed our investigation for you, your Atascadero custody lawyer will use the information we have gathered to create a strategy designed to get the results that you are looking forward to.

Serving families in Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, and the surrounding communities, we handle child custody matters not only in the context of divorce but also in paternity cases and petitions to establish a parental relationship. We can assist with establishing initial orders or in the modification of existing orders as well. Our law office is here to help you and your children during this difficult time.

Call our team of skilled attorneys at (805) 919-8889 to learn more about custody and your rights and responsibilities.

Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody

Before moving forward, it is important for you to understand the different types of child custody. Child custody is divided into two segments: legal custody and physical custody.

  • Physical custody - addresses where the child will live and the amount of time the child will physically spend with each parent.
  • Legal custody - addresses the decisions that need to be made regarding the child, including decisions about health care, education, religion, and other issues.

Parenting plans can come in many forms, but ideally both parents will continue to play a major role in the child’s life. When you work with an Atascadero child custody attorney at our firm, we will review the various options available, and we will help you pursue the child custody arrangements that make the most sense for you and your child.

Grandparents’ Rights & Child Custody

Often, the rights of grandparents are limited in comparison to the rights of parents. However, we have represented many grandparents in getting visitation and custody rights. We are well aware of the important role that grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren. The Law Offices of William Ausman can help you take advantage of the opportunities available to protect and strengthen this vital bond.

For skilled custody help in Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, or the surrounding areas, call the Law Offices of William Ausman at (805) 919-8889.

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