Situated near the Santa Ana River, only 10 miles from the coastline of California, the city of Santa Ana is the county seat of Orange County in California. According to the California State Department of Finance, Santa Ana has 335,264 people, making it the second most populous city in Orange County. Approximately 44.3% of its residents are married and 5.6% are divorced.
There are around 73,000 households in Santa Ana, of which 53.2% have children under 18 years old living with them. Over sixty percent of households are composed of married couples living together.
Child Custody in Santa Ana
Separating or divorcing couples are often locked in matters affecting the care and custody of their children.
There are two types of child custody: legal and physical.
Legal custody confers to a parent the right to decide important issues concerning the child, such as their education, physical and emotional health, and welfare. Physical custody relates to where the child will live or spend most of their time, and can be sole or joint, depending on the amount of time the child spends with each parent.
The court may also award joint legal custody, allowing both to exercise the right to make decisions such as schooling, child care, travel, and residence of the child.
Factors in Child Custody
In California, the law does not favor the mother or father in decisions regarding child custody. The paramount consideration in all child custody cases is the best interests of the child and the court will consider several factors such as:
- The age and health of the child
- Emotional ties between the parents and the child
- History of family violence or substance abuse
- The child’s ties to home, school, and the community
- The ability of the parents to care for the child
Parents are encouraged to discuss and enter into a parenting agreement among themselves. If they cannot agree, contested custody issues can be complicated and will require the assistance of a family law attorney.
In Santa Ana, Southern California, Attorney Kyle R. Puro has years of experience in child custody cases, helping parents maximize the amount of time they have with their children.
Our office also handles other types of family law cases such as adoption, child support, de facto parents, paternity, and divorce.
We invite you to call us today at (310) 462-6726 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.
Directions to Long Beach Family Law Attorneys From Santa Ana, CA
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Santa Ana, CA
Total Est. Time: 47mins
Total Est. Distance: 30.3 mi
- Head west on W 1st St toward S Sycamore St
- Turn right onto N Sycamore St
- Turn right onto W 2nd St
- Turn left onto N Main St
- Turn right to merge onto I-5 N
- Merge onto I-5 N
- Use the left lane to take exit 130C to merge onto I-710 N toward Pasadena
- Take exit 21 toward Ramona Blvd
- Turn right onto Corporate Center Dr
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We are located at:
1000 Corporate Center Dr Ste 430
Monterey Park, CA 91754