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Child Custody Attorney in Murrieta

Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson: Doing What’s Best for Your Family

Is your California divorce being delayed because of heated disagreements over child custody issues? When divorcing spouses find themselves in conflict over child custody arrangements, the input and guidance of a knowledgeable Murrieta divorce attorney are essential.

The Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson, APC is solidly in your corner during custody negotiations and for litigation in court if needed. Our founding attorney uses his 10 years of experience as an accomplished family lawyer to advance your goals.

Types of Custody Arrangements

Child custody can be adapted to fit the needs of the children and the situations of the parents involved. In addition, should circumstances change down the road, a child custody agreement can be modified to accommodate these changes.

There are two main types of child custody:

  • Sole custody: When a parent has the right to make all major decisions about the child and his or her upbringing, that parent has sole custody. The parent is also responsible to provide a home and to care for the child.
  • Joint custody: When parents both share in decision making and in providing for the child, those parents have joint custody. This means both parents also have the right to contact the child and make living arrangements.

How Does a Court Determine Custody?

A court determines custody by evaluating both parents and factors that would or would not be in the child’s best interests.

The following factors help determine custody:

  • Substance abuse
  • Criminal history
  • History of domestic violence
  • Child’s preference
  • Parent’s willingness to encourage a relationship with the other parent
  • Child/parent relationship before the divorce
  • Parent’s living situation
  • Stability

Contact an Experienced Murrieta Child Custody Lawyer

Our firm’s commitment to "the best interests of the child" is reflected in every quality legal service we deliver. Michael D. Iverson can handle any situation that erupts from a custody dispute. His wealth of knowledge and focused leadership are assets that get results when custody rights are debated; when availability for parenting time becomes a sticking point; and when changes must be made to child care considerations as a son or daughter grows older.

Learn more about our founder's abilities and dedication to your objectives by contacting us for an initial consultation at (951) 418-2770.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Individualized Attention

    All representation is based on the unique goals of each client or situation.

  • Efficient &

    We are committed to resolving each case as quickly and effectively as possible.

  • Build Lasting Relationships

    There is a strong emphasis on building relationships that are built on trust.

  • Free Consultations Available

    All consultations are free and confidential. Get started with one today.

Client Testimonials

  • “Michael was fantastic to deal with and very professional.”

    Ryan A.

  • “Highly recommend!”

    Maureen S.

  • “When I have a legal issue, I call Iverson.”

    Perry K.

  • “I am so grateful to him and his supporting staff.”


  • “He is a very thorough and competent attorney!”

    Michael R.