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Palm Desert Child Custody Attorney

Helping to Establish & Modify Child Custody Agreements

Child Custody

Searching for a lawyer for a child custody case in Palm Desert? Children are often the most important part of people's lives, so when the dissolution of marriage threatens to separate you from your child, emotions can run high and tensions can rise. Divorce is a very serious situation, and there are many factors that can make this process much more difficult. There are essentially two elements to child custody: legal custody and physical custody.

Legal custody allows the parent to make decisions regarding the health, safety, welfare, and education of the child. Physical custody, on the other hand, deals with the parent with whom the child is actually going to reside most of the time and how this custody will be shared by parents.

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If you want to get custody of your child, then you need to contact a Palm Desert divorce attorney at my firm to thoroughly investigate your case and tirelessly fight for your rights. The Law Office of Lawrence W. Novack can help, so don't wait to reach out to my firm.


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Determining Custody Rights in Riverside County, CA

When determining issues of divorce that affect any children involved, the courts generally rule in the best interest of the child. In many cases, one spouse may deny the other any rights to see their child as an act of retaliation and to frustrate the ex-spouse. This is a common occurrence, and if this is happening to you, you must exercise your parental rights and fight to obtain temporary custody / visitation rights while the divorce is being finalized.

When deciding who gets custody of a child, the courts take into account many different factors. Perhaps the most important is the parent's ability to provide for the needs of the child. They investigate the following:

  • salary and other financial assets
  • mental and physical health
  • lifestyle
  • location of the home

The court may also take into account the emotional bond between the parent and the child, and if the parent will be able to guide the child. When a child is around 12, the court might even ask if the child wants to live with one parent or the other. If giving custody to a parent will change the child's routines and established living pattern, then the court will also examine if this will be detrimental to the child.

Tough Legal Representation from a Palm Desert Child Custody Lawyer

Looking for an attorney for your child custody case in Riverside County? At the Law Office of Lawrence W. Novack, I provide aggressive representation for my clients in order to fight for their future and the well-being of any children involved. I understand that losing custody of your children could be a devastating situation, and you can be sure that I will fight alongside you throughout the duration of your case if you choose to work with me. I offer affordable payment plans for those who are experiencing financial hardship.

Contact my firm today by calling (760) 585-9065 to discuss your situation. Learn more about how a divorce lawyer from our legal team can help you.

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