Child Custody Lawyer in San Diego


Divisions of Child Custody | San Diego Child Custody Laws


  • Legal custody involves decision making surrounding the health, education, religion, and general welfare of the child
  • Physical custody (or “residential custody”) is where the child primarily resides

Any arrangement of the above is possible by agreement. It is even possible for one parent to have sole physical custody and the other to have sole legal custody, or for one party to have sole physical custody with joint legal custody. Generally, any agreement the parties can make together as co-parents would be better than anything imposed by a stranger, or known to us as AKA. “The Judge.”


Who Will Get Custody?

Who will get custody of your child is not a foregone conclusion. Simply because you’re a father doesn’t mean you can’t get custody of your child, and just because you’re a mother does not mean you will automatically get custody of your child. The Law and Mediation Office of Julie O. Wolff  is knowledgeable, experienced and well versed in the areas in Law when it comes to Child Custody and Visitation.


Join Custody or Sole Custody?

It is a common misconception that courts will impose joint custody on parents in San Diego; they will not. Joint custody is an arrangement made between the parents to jointly agree on all issues concerning the health, education, religion, and general welfare of the child. In San Diegi, it is not something that will be imposed by the courts upon hostile parties.

Joint custody is a viable option only if the parents have an amicable relationship and can communicate well in matters that affect the child. If the parents are not on friendly enough terms, chances are that the joint decision-making required in “joint custody” will result in more disagreements and conflict. In that case, the court will select one parent to be the sole decision maker, who will have what is referred to as “legal custody” of the child.


Hiring a Lawyer for Child Custody in San Diego | San Diego Child Custody Lawyer Julie O. Wolff

If you are a divorcing or unmarried parent a custody and visitation lawyer can help resolve legal and physical custody issues involving your children.

Hire a local custody and visitation lawyer near you to assist with establishing parenting agreements and visitation schedules  , of parents and grandparents , custody modifications, and termination of parental rights.


Super Lawyer and Rising Star: Julie O. Wolff

Julie a Child Custody Lawyer in San Diego has been nominated three years in a row since 2019-2021 to be a Super Lawyer Rising Star , meaning she is the best among the best among her peers when it comes to Family Law and Child Protection Services.

Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition. The patented selection process combines peer nominations, independent research evaluations and peer evaluations by practice area. Each year no more than 5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected for the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent for the Rising Stars list.



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