Father’s Rights Lawyers in San Diego
Attorneys Protecting Your Rights to Your Children
Too many San Diego area men suffer after
divorce or separation because they are not aware of their rights regarding their
children. In California, father’s rights are enshrined in law and
child custody will be adjudicated irrespective of the parent’s sex or gender.
Can a Father Obtain Custody in California?
The short answer is yes. The courts in California may award partial or
full custody to either parent, depending on each person’s suitability
to raise the child and the child's best interests. In cases where
there is no custody order either parent may keep the child.
Factors Which Influence Custody
- There are a number of factors that influence which parent should obtain
custody of a child, including:
Who primarily cares for the child: The court will look out for the child’s best interest. The parent
who currently cares for the child, takes him to school and feeds him,
will surely weigh on the court’s decision to award custody.
The parent that has custody at the time of the application for custody: The court does not want to disrupt a child’s life, if possible.
Hence, the parent that has current custody may have a better chance of
Where the child wants to live: In the majority of custody cases an “attorney for the child”
is appointed. This attorney will interview the child and speak with the
parents. This attorney’s findings can weigh heavily on a judge’s
decision regarding custody.
Contact Our San Diego Family Law Attorneys
Every parent, regardless of sex or gender, has the same rights when deciding
custody of a child. Despite this assurance, if you are a San Diego father
and you intend to seek partial or full custody of your children, you should
use the services of an attorney.
Our San Diego family lawyers at Cage & Miles, LLP have settled hundreds
of family law cases. Call us at (858) 943-2060 today to discuss your
father’s rights case during a
free 30-minute consultation.