Child Custody Lawyer
Resolving Child Custody & Visitation Issues
Child custody disputes can be heart-wrenching, emotionally taxing conflicts. They can also cost a significant amount of money and leave everyone feeling unhappy. In some cases, it seems as though there really are no winners. Child custody lawyers can help you sort out the Court’s terms and methods of making decisions.
In an effort to help prevent ugly custody battles, the family courts in California now require that these disputes go through a mediation process before parents can proceed to court. During mediation, the courts mandate that divorcing parents focus solely on one critical factor:
The best interests of the children should always come first, whether the divorce is between wealthy parents with vacation homes and significant assets, or parents who are just getting by. The family unit is valuable to the development of a child, and when that unit must be broken up there are ways to protect children and ensure they have what they need to continue to grow and thrive.
The Law Office of Renkin & Associates handles child custody issues and disputes throughout San Diego County. The attorneys in our Family Law practice are experienced in these types of cases, and they will actively listen to your needs. They help you face the tough decisions, answer your questions, and prepare you for every step of the mediation process that lies ahead. The more prepared you are when it comes to family law mediation, the better chance you’ll have of getting a great outcome for your children.
Understanding how child custody works can be a good first step in getting prepared for the mediation process.
There are two types of custody:
Terms such as “primary or secondary child custody,” “50/50 custody,” or “joint legal custody” can also be used to describe child custody agreements. In addition, the final custody and visitation arrangements that are made may affect child support obligations.
Our lawyers offer fair, effective and aggressive representation to protect your parental rights while making sure the best interests of your children are well-served. That can feel like a balancing act in some cases, especially when there is a lot at stake for both the parents and the children, but having good legal representation can be just what you need to make an important difference in the life of your children.
There are no guarantees in custody cases, but there are ways to improve your odds and suggest a better outcome that will more strongly benefit your children while remaining fair and equitable to both parents.
Visitation and Other California Divorce Issues
The visitation schedule determines the non-custodial parent’s time with their children. It can also affect child support calculations, so it is generally one of the most contentious issues associated with divorce cases. The Certified Family Law Specialists understand the importance of visiting your children and having time with them. We work very hard to secure a meaningful parenting future for every one of our clients.
If you find yourself concerned about the visitation rights you currently have, or how custody and visitation rights may be resolved in your pending divorce, the experienced lawyers at our Family Law practice can evaluate your case and help ease your mind. For further support or advice, call our office at (888) 837-3564 or email us to schedule a consultation with a San Diego divorce attorney.