Encinitas and Temecula Child Custody Attorney
Encinitas Child Custody Lawyer Jeffrey Novack has over 30 years’ experience helping clients resolve child custody and child visitation matters. As an expert in this field, he understands that the preservation of your relationship with your child is likely the most important aspect of your family law matter.
In divorce and legal separation, decisions regarding children are often the most emotional. Child Custody Attorney Jeffrey Novack can guide you through the entire process. He will help you understand your rights and obligations which will allow you to make informed decisions about the future of your family.
Mr. Novack is a Certified Specialist in family law matters. He has earned this designation from the California State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization.
Call Novack Law Offices at (760) 942-1144 to arrange a free consultation to discuss your situation with our highly skilled child custody lawyer. With two convenient offices in Southern California, Family Law Attorney Jeffrey Novack can work with you from with the Encinitas office or the Temecula office.
How is Child Custody and Visitation Determined?
In making the appropriate order for custody of your children, the court will look to factors such as maintenance of the status quo and the best interests of the children. In most cases, the court will strive to preserve an active role for both parents in their children’s lives. The court will look at the way the family has been functioning as a guide for how future relations between the parents and children should be retained.
Maintenance of a safe and secure status quo for the children can be a great source of emotional stability for them in a time of chaos and emotional uncertainty. Let Child Custody Attorney Jeffrey Novack help you create a child custody and parenting agreement that will help you preserve your relationship with your children.
What is Legal and Physical Custody in California?
In California, child custody is divided into legal and physical custody. Physical custody describes with whom your child lives, and for what time periods. Also referred to frequently as “time sharing” between the parents. This means where the children will live.
Legal custody describes the right to make decisions about major elements of how your child is raised such as religion, education, health care, and other welfare issues.
If the parents are unable to reach an agreement regarding how to share legal and physical custody of their children, the court will issue orders in both areas. The court also often desires the input of child custody evaluators who are mental health professionals specializing in divorce matters.
The evaluators provide recommendations to the court based on their interviews with the parties, the children, and other persons with knowledge specific to the family. Attorney Jeffrey Novack works in conjunction with the parents and the evaluator, ensuring the evaluation proceeds effectively and efficiently.
What is Child Visitation and Time Sharing?
The term “visitation” is being replaced by the courts with the term “time sharing.” The term “time sharing” is intended for the parties to recognize the importance of involvement by each parent by giving the allocation of custodial time between the parents a more neutral title.
Contact an Experienced Child Custody Lawyer
As an experienced family law lawyer with over 30 years’ experience helping clients through difficult time, Attorney Jeffrey Novack is an expert in this field. He is prepared to help you resolve your child custody and child visitation issue at an affordable rate. Call (760) 942-1144 or contact us online and arrange for your free consultation today.