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Family Law Attorney 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

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.

Physical Custody

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.

Sole Custody

If a parent is deemed unfit, the other parent may be awarded sole legal custody and/or sole physical custody.

Joint 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

7700 Irvine Center Drive Ste 800
Irvine, CA 92618, USA

These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Mission Viejo, CA
Total Est. Time: 10 min
Total Est. Distance: 7.5 mi

  1. Get on I-5 N
  2. Follow I-5 N to Alton Pkwy in Irvine. Take exit 94B from I-5 N
  3. Follow Alton Pkwy and Gateway to your destination

Call us today (949) 257-5188

We are located at:
Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso
7700 Irvine Center Drive Ste 800
Irvine, CA 92618

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