Experienced Child Custody Attorneys

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Parent with child custodyChild custody issues are some of the most difficult and heated family law matters. We understand the desire of families to find the best solution for their children and we recognize that this desire can be compounded by strong emotional ties that might make it difficult to make such a serious decision.

Our Los Angeles child custody lawyers are ready to help you navigate the child custody process. We will work hard to protect your relationship with your child and to protect the best interest of your child.


Get in touch with family lawyers near you today! Call us at (323) 212-5599 or contact us online!


Why Choose Our Los Angeles Custody Lawyers?

Whether your imminent divorce has forced you to establish a child custody arrangement, or you need to modify a current custody plan, Castellanos & Associates, APLC can help you work through this legal matter in a timely and affordable manner. Se habla Español.

Your Child's Best Interests Are Our Priority

If you and your spouse are unable to determine a plan as you go through the divorce process, the court will step in and make the decision for you. Ultimately, a judge will make a decision based on what is best for the child. With our legal team of Los Angeles custody attorneys on your side, you can rest assured that we are working toward a solution that best suits your child's needs.


Do you need assistance from a custody lawyer near you? Call us at (323) 212-5599 or contact us online today!


How Is Child Custody Determined in California?

The court system will generally consider the following when deciding custody:

  • Health, safety, and welfare of the child
  • Parents' history of domestic violence or substance abuse
  • Nature and amount of contact with each parent
  • Child's ties to school, home, community, and other family in the area
  • Ability of each parent to care for the child
  • Age and health of the child

Can a Mother Keep the Child Away From the Father in California?

According to the law in California, the mother automatically gains custody of the child if she is not married to the father. Therefore, there is no need for unmarried mothers to take legal action to fight for their child's custodial legal rights, even the decision to choose the father's role in their child's life.

Can a Father Get 50/50 Custody in California?

Fathers are not automatically qualified to have 50/50 custody or any custody order in California. Likewise, nothing in the family code automatically grants child custody to fathers solely because they are the father. The court will consider many factors when deciding on child custody, including the child's best interests.

There has been a trend toward 50/50 custody in California in recent years. This is partly due to the fact that fathers are now more involved in their children's lives than in the past. Additionally, there is a growing recognition that children benefit from having a close relationship with both parents.

How Long Does a Child Custody Case Take in California?

The length of a child custody case in California can vary depending on several factors, including the case's complexity, the court's availability, and the parent's willingness to reach an agreement. In general, however, resolving child custody cases can take 18 months to a year or more.

The case can be resolved quickly if the parents agree on child custody. However, if the parents cannot agree, the case will likely go to trial. Trials can be very time-consuming and often drag on for months or even years. If you are involved in a child custody case in California, it is essential to be patient and understand that the process may take some time. It is also important to be prepared for your case's possibility of going to trial.

If an attorney does not represent you, consider hiring one to help you navigate the child custody process.

Is a Custody Battle Worth It?

Your child's well-being and future success are always worth it. When it comes to a custody battle, however, it is only worth it if you are able to get the best possible results. That is why you need the representation of an experienced child custody attorney in Los Angeles.

Don't face the court system alone when it comes to your child custody case. Call our firm to speak with one of our Los Angeles child custody lawyers who can serve you and your family.

We offer a free initial consultation and competitive rates. Don't hesitate to call us today at (323) 212-5599 or contact us online!

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