When a couple with children ends their relationship, the custody of their children can become an extremely contested matter. Each parent thinks that they are the best person to care for the child and finding any sort of an agreement can be impossible if the parties are focused on what they think is right.
At McBeath & Smith, LLP, we help parents involved in child custody disputes concentrate on what is best for the children. Putting aside your feelings is something that is not easy, and our attorneys will work with you to help you understand the steps that you must take in order to ensure that you find an agreement that works for all parties involved.
Helping You Remain An Important Part Of Your Child's Life
The prospect of losing time with your children can be terrifying. When you work with us, we are going to help you learn more about the process. We want to make the entire ordeal easier for you. We will explain the child custody laws in California, and discuss how things work inside the courtroom. Any time you have questions or concerns, we will be there to help.
Our lawyers assist with all issues related to child custody, including:
- Reaching an agreement on an initial child custody determination
- Helping you find a parenting time plan that allows you to express your specific wishes
- Modifying any existing custody or parenting time plan that needs to be revisited after a change in circumstances
You may have a very specific plan in mind for your case, but if your case ends up in the courtroom, the judge will make a decision based upon what he or she believes to be in the child's best interests. You and your spouse may both be very unhappy with the result in that situation.
The only way to really have any input into what happens is to work together, but we know this is not always going to be possible. If your case goes to trial, we have handled many child custody cases in the courtroom in our 35 years of combined legal experience. Whatever path your case takes, we will be ready to help you protect what is most important to you.
Learn More About Your Custody Options
We are focused on creating custody and parenting time plan that lasts. To talk to us about the options available in your case, please call 707-387-0668 or send us an email to schedule a consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Sonoma.