LGBT Child Custody Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

LGBT Child Custody Attorney

Providing LGBT Child Custody Attorney Services for LA’s Gay Community

Custody and parental visitation are sensitive, critical aspects of family law litigation for LGBT parents, and decisions made in that process will have a significant impact on your children and your parenting role. While you can regain lost assets, you can never get back time lost with your children.

Determining Child Custody and Visitation

There are two types of child custody in California: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to which parent will make important decisions about the children’s well-being, such as choosing their residence, healthcare provider, school, childcare provider, and religion. Physical custody refers to which parent the children lives with.

Both legal and physical custody can be joint or sole. Joint legal custody allows parents to share the rights and responsibilities of making important decisions about their children. Joint physical custody means that children live with both parents.  If a parent has the children more than half the time, he or she may be considered the primary custodial parent. Sole custody usually means that the children live with one parent most of the time but visit the other parent. In some cases, the court will award joint legal custody but not joint physical custody.

California courts focus on the best interests of the children when determining child custody and visitation. The best interests of the children may require a complex analysis of issues that are very emotional for all family members.

The Importance of Knowledgeable Counsel and Effective Representation

Children benefit when their parents are able to work out a mutually agreeable child custody and visitation agreement. However, we recognize that parents may not be able to reach an agreement on their own. The experienced Gay Ally Attorneys at our office are skilled in issues such as child custody and can represent you in a way that protects your children’s best interests. Contact our office to set up your free consultation today. We are located in Los Angeles, California.

California Board Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney

California Board of Legal Specialization

Not all Family Law Firms are the same. Unlike most firms, Gay-Legal does have a Certified Family Law Specialist and competent Gay-Friendly Child Custody Attorneys in Los Angeles. A California Family Law Specialist must take and pass a rigorous written examination in family law and must also demonstrate a high level of experience and integrity in their field. This highly competent expertise is provided to the residents of Los Angeles County at a reasonable and low hourly rate.

LGBTQ Ally Family Law and Child Custody Attorney Legal Services

Los Angeles, CA Family Court Attorneys Los Angeles residents may follow this link to learn more about the California Family Law Code.

The Gay-Legal Attorneys will lay out a plan that will include action steps, a timetable, and cost. This will incorporate your unique goals for a reasonable and affordable fee.