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Joint Custody

Skilled Legal Representation in Southern California

Joint Custody Laws in California


When you secure a divorce, you are responsible to decide who will maintain custody of your children. In many cases, parents decide to establish joint custody, evenly dividing responsibility for their child’s living conditions and/or well-being. The Law Offices of Randy W. Medina can help you reach the best custody decision for your case.

Our attorney has been certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California and practices exclusively as a Los Angeles Family Law Attorney based in Pasadena, California. He is dedicated to seeking orders that serve the best interests of your children and to preserve their relationships with their parents. Contact our firm for more information or to schedule a free consultation.

Benefits of joint custody

Custody orders are designed to benefit children in a divorce. Whether you reach an uncontested custody agreement or seek a resolution in court, you should always have your child’s best interest in mind. For this reason, California courts generally favor parents reaching agreements regarding custodial arrangements.

Benefits of joint custody include:

  • Both parents are involved in important decisions
  • Quality time spent with a child
  • Maintained involvement in your child’s life

Not all aspects of custody have to fall under a joint custody arrangement. Legal custody is separate from physical custody—meaning that a parent who maintains the right to spend time with their child (physical custody) may not retain the ability to make important decisions (legal custody).

Retain a compassionate lawyer

Randy W. Medina has practiced family law for more than 20 years, and can guide you through the challenging process of determining a beneficial custody plan. He understands the importance of maintaining involvement in a child’s welfare, and is ready to help you negotiate or litigate custody orders that benefit you and your children.

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As a seasoned attorney who has been practicing law since 1998, Randy W. Medina has many years of experience in California family law, allowing him to represent his clients effectively and professionally.

Call the Law Offices of Randy W. Medina today to schedule a free case evaluation with a dedicated professional.

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