California Family Law Lawyer Representing Family Cases In Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo in Orange County, California, is believed to be one of the most expansive master-planned communities to ever be built as a single project in our country. This suburban area is primarily residential, though a number of businesses and offices sit within its city limits.
The city is picturesque, boasting Spanish-style homes and tree-lined streets which were recently recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation. It is also a fairly safe neighborhood which is another reason why the city is popular with families.
Over One-Third of Households Have Minor Children
According to the 2010 US Census, close to 100,000 people lived in Mission Viejo. Of the 33,208 households, 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living in them – 21,270 under 18-year-olds in total.
Different Types of Child Custody in California
If you are facing a divorce, it is important that you know about the different types of custody you may encounter or contemplate as the divorce process progresses.
Legal custody refers to the rights you have to make important decisions about your child’s upbringing, such as:
- Where a child will attend school
- His or her religious upbringing
- Medical care
Courts typically grant both parents legal custody, though parents can go back to court and request sole legal custody if the other parent will not communicate with the applicant, or is abusive.
Having physical custody means that you have the right to have your child live with you. Joint physical custody can work best if both parents live nearby. A parent with a child who primarily lives with them is said to have “sole” or “primary” physical custody and the other parent may or may not have visitation rights.
If a parent is deemed unfit, the other parent may be awarded sole legal custody and/or sole physical custody.
In this scenario both parents share in making decisions for their child. Parents may have joint legal custody, joint physical custody, or both.
Let Landon Family Law help
Landon Family Law in Mission Viejo has the drive, knowledge and expertise necessary to ensure that the best interests of your family are upheld during every step of the child custody process. As members of this community, we are committed to protecting the rights and supporting the health and well-being of our families by dedicating our practice to family law.
We invite you to call us today to discuss your child custody case or any family-law related issues today at (949) 257-5188.
Directions To Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso 27201 Puerta Real Ste 300, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, USA
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Mission Viejo, CA
Total Est. Time: 7 min
Total Est. Distance: 3.6 mi
- Take Marguerite Pkwy to La Sierra Dr
- Head north on Chrisanta Dr toward La Paz Rd
- Turn right at the 1st cross street onto La Paz Rd
- Turn right onto Marguerite Pkwy
- Take Morena Dr and Via Del Sol to Puerta Real
- Turn right onto La Sierra Dr
- Turn left onto Morena Dr
- Turn left onto Via Del Sol
- Turn left onto Puerta Real
- Turn left to stay on Puerta Real
- Destination will be on the right
Call us today (949) 257-5188
We are located at:
Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso
27201 Puerta Real Ste 300
Mission Viejo, CA 92691