The district attorney represents the County Child Support Office, not one of the parents. The county`s objective is to determine paternity (through recognition of filiation or through legal proceedings) for all children and to assist in the creation of family allowances. The county will not help you in case of problems with childcare or education time. Contact your local mutual legal assistance office for help with parental and custodial leave. Custody involves the sharing of rights between parents in order to make important life choices in relation to their minor children.  Such decisions may include choosing a child`s school, doctor, medical treatment, orthodontic treatment, counseling, psychotherapy, and religion. .