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Separation and divorce have a profound impact on families. The stress can be overwhelming as parents struggle to take care of the emotional and financial needs of their children and themselves.  During a separation or divorce, it is important you be well informed about your options, and well educated in the choices you make toward achieving the custody arrangement you desire.

If you the parents can not agree between you on what is in the best interest of the children then the Court is empowered to make those decisions.

There are two types of custody that the Courts will decide for you.  Legal custody and Physical Custody.

Legal custody concerns a parent’s rights to make decisions regarding the health, safety, education and welfare of a minor child. Joint legal custody means that the parents equally share those decision making rights.  Sole legal custody means that one parent has the right to make all the decisions.

Physical custody generally means where the child lives on a day to day basis.  There are many factors the Court examines when deciding physical custody.  The Court will examine the standard through the “best interest of the child” standard.

At Law Office James Chau we are ready to help you with your child custody concerns both during and after separation/divorce.  You deserve and attorney with the experience and attention to address your matter with the seriousness it deserves.  Do not hesitate to set up your free 20 minute consultation to discuss how we can be of service to you in any of your child custody needs.  San Jose Child Custody lawyer, Child custody lawyer Sunnyvale, Child custody Milpitas.