Parental Rights of Mothers in Torrance

Family Lawyers for Custody and Support Cases in the South Bay

Do you need help fighting to protect your rights as a mother? At Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation, we have Torrance divorce lawyers who can assist you. Our attorneys share more than 50 years of combined legal experience, so you can trust that we have the legal insight and legal abilities that are needed for your family law case. You may need to safeguard your parental rights when it comes to child custody, visitation, adoption issues or other types of issues.

How Mothers' Rights Can Be Protected

Child Custody—As a mother, you have a legal right to seek child custody of your child in the case of a divorce or the end of a relationship with the child's father. You may be fighting for the right to have your child live with you, the right to make important decisions for the child's life, or both rights. These are referred to as physical custody and legal custody, respectively.

Visitation—You also have a right as a mother to seek visitation with your child in the case that you and the child's father part ways. When you have visitation set up, the child lives with the other parent but you have given the right to spend time with your son or daughter on a regular schedule. If the father of your child is not respecting the visitation schedule, action can be taken to correct this problem.

Right to Be Included in Adoption Decisions—As your child's birth mother, you generally have the right to decide whether or not your child can be put up for adoption. There are, however, certain scenarios in which a birth mother's parental rights might be terminated by the court, such as if the mother abandoned her child or was shown as being unfit to care for the child.

If you are at risk of losing some or all of your rights as a mother, we advise you to call our law firm immediately. The longer you wait to get legal assistance, the more you are placing your mothers' rights at risk. Our law firm has been serving individuals throughout the South Bay since 1977. Our Torrance family lawyers also serve clients in other parts of Los Angeles County and California. Contact us so that we can begin advocating on your behalf!