Advocating For Your Child’s Welfare During Custody Disputes
For divorcing parents, few issues are as heated as custody and visitation disputes. As a committed parent, you may find it challenging to work with your spouse when you have different discipline styles and expectations. Yet, for the sake of your child, you need to find an acceptable resolution that minimizes the impact of your family breakup on your child and provides a path forward.
Our lawyers at Lowenstein Brown, APLC identify creative solutions that help families move on after a divorce and put children in a position for success. Your child’s well-being is important to us, which is why we seek to secure fair custody and visitation terms as quickly as possible.
Advising You With Your Child’s Best Interests In Mind
Many area family law firms encourage an “all-or-nothing” mindset during child custody negotiations to build their fees. Taking this perspective ignores the individual affected most by this matter: the child. Our attorneys put your child’s needs first.
When we advise parents of their child custody options, we remain mindful of California’s best interests of the child standard, which includes:
- Which parent has served as the child’s primary caregiver
- The child’s stated preference
- Each parent’s ability to care for the child
- The home environment
- Each parent’s work schedule and access to child care
- Any history of drug, alcohol or domestic abuse
We strive to reach a custody agreement that benefits your family and reduces the likelihood of conflicts over vacation, holidays and other special events in the future.
Relying On The Judge To Determine Custody
When parents cannot agree on terms for a custody arrangement, judges use their discretion to award:
- Sole physical custody, in which the child remains in one parent’s home and visits with the other parent
- Joint physical custody, in which the child splits his or her time between homes
- Sole legal custody, which gives one parent decision-making authority for major issues in the child’s life, including the child’s schooling, health care and religious upbringing
- Joint legal custody, which requires the parents to mutually agree to all decisions
Our attorneys are gifted litigators and effective negotiators. If we are not able to secure a favorable custody agreement through mediation, collaboration or negotiation, we are prepared to defend your parental rights in court.
When your child’s welfare is at stake, we are ready to explore all legal options and develop a strong legal strategy for you.
Consult With Us Today
Contact us to learn more about the compassionate and skilled counsel we offer to all our clients. Please email or call our San Diego office at 619-298-6246 to schedule your one-on-one consultation.