Effective Child Custody Representation
Litigation of child custody rights and visitation is difficult and emotionally trying for the parents and the child. In most custody cases, parents must either come to an arrangement that is reasonable for both their children and the parents, or an arrangement will be made by the Court. Our goal is to negotiate the best arrangement out of Court, but we are fully prepared to present the most effective argument should litigation be necessary.
Decisions made during child custody cases will have a significant impact on your children. In California, courts look at the best interests of the child when making child custody determinations. The legal team at Law Offices of Cynthia Ann Harris understands that the litigation of child custody rights is difficult and emotionally trying and will do everything to provide a resolution that works for all parties.
What is Child Custody?
Child Custody can be broken done in two distinct parts- legal and physical. Legal Custody refers to which parents has the right to make health, education, and other important decisions for the children. Physical Custody refers to the parent who has physical custody of the child the majority of the time. Commonly, parents are granted Joint Legal meaning both have the right to be involved in the health, education and other important legal decisions for the children.
What is Child Visitation?
Child Visitation refers to the specific parenting arrangement between two parties. Some aspects include holiday schedules and specific days and times one parent may have Visitation.
How do I get a Child Custody and Child Visitation Order?
There are a couple different avenues to obtaining these Orders. The first one is negotiating with the other parent or the other attorney. The second one is preparing a Motion to file with the Court to request Court Orders. As part of this Motion, Family Court Services may be scheduled. Family Court Services allows both parties to sit down with a neutral Mediator to try to come to an agreement. If no agreement is reached, the Mediator will issue a Family Court Services Report and Recommendation. This Recommendation will be sent to both party’s and to the Court for review.
Court Orders relating to Child Custody and Child Visitation are crucial and proscribe how the children will be shared. This can affect the children’s place of residence, school, and other aspects of the child’s life.
Get the Child Custody Advocate You Need
Children suffer when custody battles are being fought regarding the amount of time spent with each parent. Let us make every effort to assure that your children do not suffer and that you have time with your children. Rest easy knowing you will have an advocate for both your needs and the needs of your family.
We are committed to representing every client with integrity, dedication, and with the understanding that you are trusting us to resolve your divorce or family law matter as if you were a member of our family.