California Child Custody Laws
There may be no other area of family law that is more contentious than child custody and visitation. Under California Child Custody Laws, any custody arrangement or parenting plan must serve the best interests of the child. It is important to ensure, however, that the parents’ rights are not forgotten in the process. Be sure that you have an experienced child custody lawyer who will work to see that your rights are fully considered.
At the Law Offices of Nicola Fitzgerald, we provide comprehensive custody services to clients across Southern California. We have extensive experience helping clients develop sound parenting plans and seeking modifications of child custody orders should circumstances change. We understand what is at stake in these cases, and we work diligently to ensure that you continue to have a meaningful presence in your children’s lives after the divorce has been finalized.
Seeking an Agreement That Works for Everyone
There are many complex issues that need to be addressed in any parenting plan, including where the children will live and go to school, which parents have decision-making authority for the children, visitation schedules and many other considerations. We will work to map out the best strategy based on your unique circumstances.
It is important for parents to reach an agreement on a parenting plan whenever possible. If they can’t, the court will determine one for them. Once the court has entered an order, a formal request for modification must be made to get it changed. We have been successful at helping clients resolve their disputes and developing parenting plans that everyone can agree to.