When a change as significant as a divorce impacts your child's life, you want to make certain that his or her best interests are kept in the foreground of the situation. When you work with the skilled lawyers at The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, they will stand by your side and provide direct advice about the difficult issues you and your child will face.
Our firm is located in Newport Beach and we represent clients in Orange County and throughout California. We are led by a highly experienced team of attorneys, three of whom are Certified Family Law Specialists. We take a direct approach to resolving issues and represent our clients with vigorous advocacy at all times.
In California, there are two types of custody — legal custody and physical custody. While the courts will look at many different factors when determining custody, the most important one is looking out for what is in the best interests of the child.
Today, the courts will look to appoint joint custody if it is in the best interests of the child. This means that both parents have joint physical and legal custody of the child(ren). Joint custody, along with a skillfully crafted parenting plan, is often the best way for the child to have a strong relationship with both parents after a divorce.
To schedule an initial consultation, call our Newport Beach family lawyers at (949) 565-4158. We are happy to schedule consultations at a time that is convenient for you.