San Bernardino Child Custody Lawyer
All child custody / visitation disputes arise as part of either a divorce, paternity or guardianship case.
For divorcing parents who have children together, the well-being of their children and their ongoing relationships with their children usually are, and should be, their greatest concerns.
Many divorcing parents are able to reach agreements on how they will share time with their children. There are many resources available within the court system that assist parents in reaching agreements, mandatory mediation through Family Court Services, court ordered co-parenting programs when needed, and court ordered psychological custody evaluations where serious allegations are made are but a few.
Some divorcing parents are not able to reach agreements on how they will share their children though, and for those parents a judge will ultimately decide how they will do that.
How a Certified Specialist Child Custody Lawyer Can Help You
In settlement discussions, a skilled child custody lawyer can help you by formulating a plan addressing your concerns in a way that can perhaps also address concerns of your children’s other parent, and what a judge will ultimately see as meeting the best interests of your children.
Most child custody disputes are settled prior to trial. There are advantages to settling child custody disputes, the most compelling one of which is that by determining the outcome with your children’s other parent, you have taken the decision making out of the hands of a judge and avoided an outcome determined by a third party.
If settlement efforts have failed, and you are now facing a contested trial in court before a judge, a skilled child custody lawyer can plan, assemble and prepare the witnesses, records and evidence to present a compelling case for the outcome you are seeking.
I practice primarily in the central San Bernardino courthouse. Your divorce, paternity or guardianship case will likely be filed in the central San Bernardino courthouse if you, your spouse or your child reside in San Bernardino, Redlands, Yucaipa, Highland, Colton, Fontana, Rialto, Bloomington, Lake Arrowhead and surrounding mountain communities or anywhere else in the central San Bernardino Valley.