What Does it Mean to Have Legal Custody of a Minor Child in Orange County?

In California, legal custody is the ability to make decisions about a minor child’s life. These decisions can include the school the minor children will attend in Orange County, the doctor the child will visit, or the classes the child can take. Sometimes an order will spell out what types of decisions each parent can make unilaterally and what decisions require both parents’ consent. If the judgment or order is silent, the parents can work together to find a solution. If a compromise is unattainable, then one party must petition the court for a decision.

If you need a divorce attorney in the Orange County area to discuss a child custody issue or any other matter relating to a dissolution of marriage including child support, spousal support and property division, contact Treviño Law, Inc, at (949) 643-5662. Conveniently located off of the 5 and 405 freeway at Lake Forest.

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23151 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, California
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Please note that this blog is advisory only. Facts, orders, and circumstances may alter the ability of one parent to make legal decisions for a minor child. Please contact a family law attorney in Orange County to discuss your case in detail.