Determining child custody and child support is a crucial part of the divorce process. Once you have decided to divorce, you will likely have significant childcare concerns – the court is trusted to decide what is best for your child, while not knowing your child or the relationship either parent has with your child. Schaffer Family Law Group and its experienced team of San Diego family law attorneys, is committed to learning about your child, their particular needs, and your unique situation in order to make recommendations and advocate for the child custody and child support arrangements that will best serve you and your family now and in the future.
In most circumstances, the family law court will recommend a parenting plan that allows for joint custody, which allows both parents to participate in making decisions about the child’s welfare and gives both parents responsibility for the child’s physical care. In order to fully understand child custody arrangements, it is important to understand the difference between physical and legal custody.