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Child Custody


Child CustodyChild Custody is a right, duty, and privilege of a parent or guardian to take care of a child on a daily or scheduled basis. The parent or guardian who has legal custody of a child has the right to make major decisions about and for a child. In a divorce, the custody of a child can be agreed upon, set by the local laws, or by determined by a judge. 

Seeking the assistance of an experienced and qualified Child Custody Attorney in Riverside CA for help in your child custody hearing or case is a smart way to help assure that you'll receive a fair or favorable outcome. To do otherwise is to leave things to chance. We think you'll agree, when it comes to your children, their best interest is a primary concern.


Sole Custody

In a sole custody arrangement one parent receives the right to custody of the child. This parent, usually called the custodial parent, maintains the right to make major decisions about the child. The other parent, usually called the noncustodial parent, has limited rights to custody of the child. This means the right to daytime visits, overnight visits, and vacations together.


Joint Custody

In a joint custody arrangement both parents share equally in making decisions about the child or children. The child may live with both parents or stay with one most of the time, based on agreements of the parents. This usually works out better when both parents are on good talking terms - as least as far as the children are concerned.


Child Custody in Riverside CA

Generally speaking, most divorcing spouses are able to agree on the custody of their child or children before going to court.

When the parents can't decide themselves on the custody of the children, the court will decide for them according to what they believe to be "the best interest of the child." This determination involves consideration of many factors, which are generally listed in the State's Family Law or Domestic Law statutes as well as described in the decisions of the courts.


Child Custody Attorney in Riverside CA

Many Riverside persons who are going through a divorce have children. It's often a mistake to go to court without seeking the counsel of an attorney who understands and has experience as a child custody attorney in Riverside CA. Doing so can leave one open to unwanted and costly surprises.

If you're seeking an experienced lawyer in Riverside who understands the law and how it relates to custody and support, Herreman Law Firm welcomes you to sit with us in a free consultation about your case to find out what you can expect from the legal system in Riverside California.

We are able and very capable of representing you in your legal case, so that you have a better chance of receiving a fair and favorable outcome on your child custody decisions. We can also help with support issues as we are also experienced Child Support Lawyers in Riverside. Our experienced and helpful lawyers and staff would like to see to it that you get the results you're hoping for.

Give us a call today at out local or toll-free number, or use one of the many contact forms on this site to get in touch with us to find out more about how we can help you.

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