Child custody and visitation decisions are some of the most important aspects of a divorce, as well as some of the most stressful. Whoever has legal custody of a child will have the right and obligation to make decisions about that child.
In California, either parent may be entitled to sole custody or both parents may share joint custody. When determining how parental responsibilities should be shared, you must determine:
- The primary and secondary residences of your children.
- Whether you and your former partner or spouse desire a rotating custody arrangement. How to establish a visitation schedule.
- How you and your former spouse or partner will make decisions that will affect your children.