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Newport Beach Child Custody Attorney

Over 40 Years of Legal Experience Helping CA Families Through Child Custody

At Sullivan Law & Associates, we recognize the sensitive nature of child custody proceedings. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs to deliver the most effective solutions. With over 40 years of family law experience and commitment to excellence, our Newport Beach child custody attorneys are fully equipped to handle your custody case.

Understanding Child Custody Laws in California

child custody dispute in Newport Beach, California


Child custody is one of the most challenging family law practice areas. If you are a parent going through a divorce, separating from the other parent, or looking to establish a legal custody arrangement with the other parent, our child custody attorneys are known for getting the results you desire.

Wish to discuss your options with an experienced divorce attorney? Call our firm in Newport Beach, CA, at (949) 565-2793 or contact us online.

Can a Father Get 50 50 Custody in California?

California child custody laws do not mandate a 50-50 custody time for fathers seeking joint physical custody. However, joint physical custody is generally synonymous with a 50/50 custody program in California. Accordingly, joint physical custody is appropriate as each parent has significant time with the children.

Custody Matters Our Lawyers Assist In


  • A key issue of divorcing couples with minor children is custody. If the parties cannot agree on terms, we can get your matter in front of a judge.


  • Sometimes a custody agreement that worked at the time of case conclusion may not work later down the road. We can help you get your modification case before a judge, if the parties cannot agree on the arrangement.


  • Even though a separating couple is still legally married, many times couples must reach agreements on child custody and visitation.


  • If the parents of a child are not married at the time of birth, they must legally establish paternity for the father to gain parental rights.

Parents’ Rights

Grandparents’ Rights

  • There are a few circumstances in which a grandparent may need to exercise their legal right to a grandchild. We will help you in this endeavor and aggressively advocate for your rights.


  • Sometimes parents may refuse to honor a child custody arrangement, even when it is legally required. We will help you get the other parent to participate with the agreement.


  • If you must move a great distance from the other parent, you may need to modify a custody agreement to reflect this move. This can be a difficult task, but our attorneys have garnered many victories.

Serving Clients in Child Custody Matters Across Orange County, CA

Our child custody attorneys represent clients in Orange County and the surrounding areas in California. Our lawyers will passionately advocate for you and help ensure your child’s best interests are the top priority.

Contact our family law firm at (949) 565-2793 to arrange a consultation regarding your child custody case.

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