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Child Custody & Visitation

Protect Your Children With Skilled Legal Assistance

As an Orange County, California, family law firm, The Law Office of Patrick A. McCall helps parents with their child custody issues. Whether you are going through divorce or are not married to the other parent of your child, we can help serve you and your child’s best interests by advocating for a well-crafted custody plan.

Attorney Patrick A. McCall will provide you skilled legal representation when it comes time to determine child custody. Child custody law in California says when determining custody, the child’s best interest is the most important consideration.

Sometimes, the child’s parents could have very different ideas of what that means. As your lawyer, Patrick A. McCall will work to arrange an out-of-court settlement if possible. If it is not, we will go to court to argue that your child custody plan is more beneficial to the children.

Child Custody Law In California

There are two types of child custody: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to how much time the child spends with each parent. Under a shared custody plan, the child lives part-time with each parent. Under a sole custody arrangement, the child spends the majority of the time with one parent. The noncustodial parent usually receives visitation rights. For example, he or she might get the children every other weekend.

As with other family law matters, child custody and visitation orders are not set in stone. When a modification is necessary, our law firm is ready to help you do what is best for your children. We also represent parents in cases involving the possible termination of one party’s parental rights.

Get In Touch

A child custody dispute can be difficult, but you do not have to go through one alone. To schedule a free consultation, call The Law Office of Patrick A. McCall at 714-740-8400, or email our firm here.