Child Custody

Sacramento Child Custody Lawyer

Top-Rated Child Support & Family Law Attorneys in Placer and El Dorado Counties

Family law is a notoriously emotional area of legal practice, and child custody can be one of its most intense subsections. When the well-being of your son or daughter is on the line, you're going to be understandably emotional. However, that's not a good way to win your case. Trying to argue your own case in a child custody battle is usually a good way to lose. 

Instead, choose the attorneys at the Stutz Law Office as your child custody and support attorneys in Sacramento. Founded in 2019, the firm has already begun to make a name for itself in the El Dorado County, CA area. If you need to fight for your parental rights, don't do it alone. Call the Stutz Law Office for a free consultation with a trusted child support and custody attorney.

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How Courts Make Custody Decisions

The court will look at a few main factors when they issue a judgment in a child custody case:

  • First, the court's main concern in California is to act in the child's best interests. 
  • Second, the court always assumes that a child's best interests include contact with both parents. The gender of a parent has no bearing on their parental rights in California.

Types of Child Custody Arrangements in California

Child custody consists of two main components:

  • Legal custody, which refers to a parent's right to make decisions about a child's educational and religious upbringing, among a number of factors. Legal custody will also allow a parent to make medical decisions on their child's behalf.
  • Physical custody, which refers to where a child will live.

Custody doesn't need to reside with just one parent. California allows a number of joint custody options. This will allow a child to live with both parents for a pre-determined amount of time. It'll also allow both parents to make decisions about their son or daughter's well-being.

What Does Child Support Cover in California?

Depending on where a child spends the majority of their time, a parent may need to make monthly payments to their former spouse. Child support payments can cover amenities like:

  • Clothes
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare

The court awards child support to ensure the well-being of a child, not necessarily any of the parents. If a parent refuses to make their child support payments, the court can force them to do so. 

Put your trust in an experienced child custody attorney and contact us today.

The Stutz Law Office Difference

The Cornerstones of Our Practice
  • Constant Attorney-Client Communication

    We will always be transparent and establish open communication with our clients from Day 1.

  • Services Tailored to Your Needs

    No two cases are made the same. We will always listen to your individual case and find a solution that works best for you.

  • Client-Focused Representation

    At Stutz Law Office, our mission is to always put you first.

  • Payment Plans Available

    We work with you to find a payment schedule that fits your budget.

  • Free Consultations

    All initial consultations are 100% complimentary.