Child Custody and Visitation (Family Code sections 3000 et seq.)

One of the most difficult and emotional issues arising in a divorce proceeding is child custody and timeshare. The Court’s threshold concern in a custody and visitation matter is what is in the best interests of the children. In making its ruling, the court will consider a wide array of factors. Since 1984, Victor M. Castro has been handling child custody cases. Victor M. Castro knows what a court might consider in any given case and recognizes how to successfully address the critical custody issues.

“Joint custody” means joint physical custody and joint legal custody.
“Joint Legal Custody” means that both parents shall share the right and the responsibility to make the decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child.
“Joint Physical Custody” means that each of the parents shall have significant periods of physical custody. Joint physical custody shall be shared by the parents in such a way so as to assure a child of frequent and continuing contact with both parents.
“Sole Legal Custody” means that one parent shall have the right and the responsibility to make the decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child.
“Sole Physical Custody” means that a child shall reside with and be under the supervision of one parent, subject to the power of the court to order visitation.