Legal Custody in Irvine and Orange County

Legal custody consists of the decisions about the children’s health, education and welfare. For example, legal custody decisions are about the school the children will attend, the children’s religious upbringing, or a medical decision made on behalf of a child. Parents can share joint legal custody or either parent can have sole legal custody.

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Divorce or Legal Separation – Where to start

A person may have a question as to which process is more beneficial when contemplating ending a marriage.  Most people decide between a divorce or legal separation since annulments are rare. The process for a divorce or legal separation are similar.  The issues of child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, attorney fees and property division are addressed

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Orange County Child Custody Mediation

Child custody and visitation disputes that are submitted to the court for determination are first required to go through court ordered mediation. Depending on the county, the court may automatically send the parties to mediation prior to the court hearing or the parties may first have to appear before the court to then be ordered to

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