Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Domestic Violence for California

Q: Can i get a full custody of my child born in the USA ?

I live with my husband for 5 years and have a 3 year old child born in CA. We got married in Uzbekistan, living now in CA. My husband is extremely nervous and abusive, he has 100 k income a year and has a good job as an accountant. I myself found a tutoring job 8 months ago and earn around 2k /months. I would like to know what chances I have to get a full custody of the child in case of divorse? Should I get divorsed in the country marriage was made or do the US laws also apply to our situation given our daughter is US citizen? I am very afraid of my husband and do not want to live with him. Thank you so much for your reply.

1 Lawyer Answer
Dmitry Gorin
Dmitry Gorin
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Can't make an online predictions on your chances of success of obtaining full custody of your child in divorce. There are many factors a family court judge will consider, but the legal standard is always the child's best interest. You need to privately consult with a local divorce/family law attorney to review your situation and get some legal advice. Best of luck.

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