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Rancho Cucamonga Child Custody attorney

Protecting Your Parental Rights & Securing Fair Custody

When parents decide to divorce or legally separate, one of the major issues that will have to be sorted out is child custody. The best way to protect your rights during this process is to hire a compassionate Rancho Cucamonga child custody attorney. Whether you are going through a divorce and need to establish a custody agreement or you are looking to modify a current custody arrangement, we invite you to contact our team.

At Aruna P. Rodrigo, we are intimately familiar with all aspects of family law and can aggressively work to see that we secure the best possible outcome on your behalf. Child custody agreements can affect child support proceedings as well, so it is very important to look at the big picture and consider everything that will need to be worked out during this process.

Ready to get skilled representation on your side? Call our Rancho Cucamonga child custody attorney to schedule your initial consult.

Types of Custody Arrangements

When a child custody agreement is worked out, there are three basic areas to cover:

  • Physical Custody – This is where the child will permanently reside. It can be given as "sole" custody or "joint" custody, which allows for more time with both parents. Learn how to win full custody.
  • Legal Custody – This determines who has the right and responsibility to make decisions about education, health, welfare, etc. of the child or children. It can also be joint or sole.
  • Visitation Rights – If sole custody is the outcome of the child custody agreement, a plan must be made to allow the non-custodial parent time with the child or children.

How Does the Court Determine Custody?

In determining the "best interest of the child," courts consider the factors listed in California Family Code Section 3011. These will differ from family to family, which is why why hiring a skilled attorney is critical.

Generally, the judge looks at the following factors:

  • Age of the child
  • Who acts as the "primary parent"
  • The child's health and any special medical needs
  • Each parent's record (ex: past history of abuse)
  • Each parent's occupation / ability to secure and retain employment

There is no set way of deciding who will be given custody and how much custody will be given. In many cases, a custody ruling will heavily depend on how the issues are presented. This is why it is so important to have an experienced legal representative who is familiar with all aspects of divorce and family law.

If you are facing child custody matters, contact our divorce firm today! Call (909) 992-0188 for a free consultation!

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  • Mr. Rodrigo has been a godsend and I can't thank him enough for all that he's done.

    “I know how difficult it is to find a new attorney to handle such personal matters in your life so I feel fortunate to have engaged him.”

    J Kim

  • Aruna Rodrigo provides some of the best law services around.

    “I've had many informative consultations with Aruna, and always received more then I expected. Aruna is responsive, thorough, and made sure I had complete understanding of my options.”

    Darrel Gomez

  • He is a very confident attorney despite the complexity of the case and shows up READY!

    “Aruna is a true professional! He was quick to prepare on such short notice; organized, punctual and calm under pressure. He has equal amounts of empathy as he does fight.”

    Sari De La Cerra

  • He will work until he gets the best outcome for your case.

    “He is very caring, compassionate and understanding. He puts himself in your shoes. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!”

    Briana Gastelum

  • I am so grateful to have found someone who takes interest in his clients and cares.

    “Mr. Rodrigo is one of few attorneys who is very attentive to detail and what is in the best interest of his clients. He makes time for you, is quick to return phone calls and emails, and gets the job done with efficiency.”

    Rachel Bello

Why Work With
Aruna P. Rodrigo?

  • Nearly 20 Years of Legal Experience
  • Selected to Super Lawyers®
  • Personalized, Client-Centered Approach
  • Outstanding Legal & Negotiating Skills
  • Specifically Focused on Family Law & Estate Planning