Shared Parenting

Legal Custody

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Shared Parenting Representation by Equal Justice Law Group

Determining the custody of children affected by divorce is one of the most important decisions of the entire process.

Equal Justice Law Group has decades of experience helping parents establish shared custody situations after divorce. Our attorney, David Foyil, has assisted thousands of parents through this difficult negotiation.

California law is designed to ensure the welfare of children who are moving through the divorce process. Family law courts carefully examine child custody cases and weigh all the facts presented by parents' attorneys.

This makes your choice of legal representation all the more vital. Simply put, to ensure you achieve the child custody agreement you would like to see, you must retain experienced, veteran representation like Equal Justice Law Group's David Foyil.

Simple disagreements between the parents can result in family law court appearances; Equal Justice Law Group works to avoid these unnecessary events whenever possible.

Divorce and child custody often go hand in hand – don't wait until the last minute to retain qualified counsel. Contact Equal Justice Law Group today. With offices in Sacramento, Sutter Creek and Placerville, we're nearby and ready to serve you.

And as always, your case evaluation and initial consultation are both confidential and absolutely free.

Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody

It's common for people to confuse the two concepts of custody – legal and physical. But it's pretty simple, actually.

  • Legal custody means you're a parent with the right to make important decisions about your child's life – school, religion, medical care, and more.
  • Physical custody means you're the parent with the legal right to have the child live with you.

Most custody agreements involve a blending of the two forms of custody, such as:

  • Joint legal custody and shared physical custody
  • Joint legal custody and sole physical custody
  • Sole legal custody and sole physical custody

It's important to note that in this day and age, California courts are reluctant to award sole legal custody to one parent.

More often than not, parents share legal custody and negotiate the physical custody component with their attorneys.

Shared Parenting Realities

Any attorney who cares about his clients and their families will tell you one simple fact: custody agreements are best resolved privately, not in family court.  The court route is costly and creates unnecessary emotional issues that can affect every member of your family.

This is why retaining the right attorney makes all the difference. Attorney David Foyil of Equal Justice Law Group will focus on getting the best agreement possible for you and your family, while minimizing the negative experiences associated with the process.

To do this, parents will need to formulate a plan that takes the following into account:

  • Legal standards
  • The needs of the child
  • What is practical and will work moving forward – probably the most important part of any shared parenting agreement

Begin the process today. Contact Equal Justice Law Group and our team will be on your side, every step of the way.


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