When a couple with mutual children split up, they often wonder and have anxiety over who the children will live with and often each parent will spend with them. Sometimes the parents have an amicable split and are able to work together to come up with a parenting plan that works for their family. Many times the parents each have different visions of the time they will spend with their children. The family court may need to decide in that situation. If you are going through a child custody dispute in California, you should consult an experienced child custody attorney that will pursue your goals.
The California child custody attorney at the Law Office of Justin Anton McCrea can help you regardless of whether you can come to an agreement or you need to present the issues to a family court judge. If you have issues involving custody and visitation, contact me directly. I will get some information about what your current circumstances are, what your custody and visitation goals are, and then I will discuss the options you have moving forward with your family law case. I will advise you of your rights and keep you informed throughout the process.
What Does the Court Consider When Determining Child Custody?
One of the most influential factors in determining custody and visitation disputes is the best interests of the children. When the parents cannot agree on a parenting plan, the timeshare will be set by the family court in a child custody hearing. The particular facts and circumstances of your child custody situation are likely unique and the court will take that into consideration. Contact our California child custody attorney for an evaluation of your circumstances.
How Long Will My Child Custody Issue Take to Resolve?
Because the circumstances involved in child custody cases differ, giving an exact time is not possible. We can file a stipulation with the court if you and the other parent can reach an agreement. This will greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to get a custody order and will also reduce your legal fees. Child custody cases generally remain active until the child or children reach the age of 18. A change in circumstances is often cause to go back to court for a new order. Contact our office for more information on the timeline it may take to resolve your child custody matter.
Is Family Law Mediation Necessary in Child Custody Cases?
The parents of the involved children in a custody and visitation dispute can reach an agreement and file a stipulation with the court that lays out a clear parenting plan. When there is a child support dispute and the parties cannot agree, the court will order the parents to participate in child custody mediation. The mediation is generally conducted by the family services of the court. You may stipulate to a private mediator or request that the family court judge order private mediation, however, this will be at the expense of the parties. If you have a question regarding child custody mediation, contact our custody and visitation lawyer.
Child Custody Issues We Handle
- Filing for Custody and Visitation
- Initial Child Custody Orders
- Child Custody Modifications
- Establishing Child Support
- Setting Child Support
- Child Support Modifications
Contact Us For Help From a Child Custody Attorney
No matter what issues you are going through concerning custody of your children, The Law Office of Justin Anton McCrea is here to help you achieve your goals. Handling your custody case on your own is probably not a good idea. I offer a free telephone or in-person consultation to assess your situation and let you know what I can do for you. Call our child custody attorney at 916-601-9441 or contact us online.