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Collaborative Law
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Fresno Child Custody Attorney

Child Custody in Divorce & Post-Divorce Cases

Child custody can be one of the most contentious issues between parents involved in a divorce or even following divorce. It is also an issue between parents who have never been married and are in a domestic partnership. Battles can arise over who obtains primary care of children and what kind of custody will ensue: sole, joint, or split in both legal and physical custody. The parent with legal custody of a child will make decisions concerning the child's health, education, and welfare. Physical custody involves the location in which the child will live. Child custody is an issue that could greatly impact your personal relationship with your children and it will affect your family long after the divorce is finalized.

If you are involved in a child custody dispute or matter in the Central Valley, I recommend that you contact my law firm, Zeppy Attashian, Attorney At Law, to arrange a discussion of your situation. As a Fresno divorce lawyer, I have helped countless clients throughout the area in settling this matter. My firm is highly sensitive to the needs of parents and I want to help you keep your loved ones close. I have the skill and resources necessary to help you obtain a favorable outcome, even in highly emotional and contentious cases. I can provide you with practical guidance about all of the legal aspects concerning your case. Additionally, my firm can help you negotiate an agreement or aggressively prepare and present your case in court.

Child Custody Lawyer in Fresno, CA

When dealing with family law issues, it is vital that you are aware of your rights under California law. Once you are apprised of your parental rights and responsibilities, I can further explain how they relate to your case. My firm can sit down and listen to your wants and desires and I can the inform you of your legal options that are available. I pride myself on being a sympathetic listener, but also a tough negotiator. I give my clients honest and trustworthy legal advice as to how the family court system works. For a realistic idea of what to expect in your child custody case, please do not hesitate to contact a Fresno child custody attorney from my firm.

How Is Child Custody Determined in California?

Child custody is determined by the courts based on what is in the best interests of the child. Courts generally favor frequent and continuing contact with both parents where the rights and responsibilities are shared between them. However, many factors are taken into consideration by the courts when making a child custody determination. Where child abuse or domestic violence has been a factor, for example, the court will rule against an implicated parent. The court will also look to see if either parent has anger management issues, addiction to drugs or alcohol, or poor lifestyle choice that could affect the development of the child. Other critical factors that influence child custody decisions include:

  • The child’s wishes (if they are of an appropriate age)
  • The parents’ wishes
  • The adjustments that the child must make at home and at school
  • Both the mental and physical health of each parent
  • The time that each parent has to spend with the child
  • How far the parents live from each other
  • The style of parenting each parent has
  • Whether they are “fit” to be parents
  • How close the child is to each parent
  • How close the child is to their siblings

If you are fighting for custody, then you need the best child custody lawyer in Fresno to fight on your side. I will put your child's needs and best interests first and will diligently make efforts to shield them from any custody conflict. I will do everything in my power to help you safeguard your relationship with your children, now and for the future. My firm can provide you with step by step guidance and keep you constantly informed about the developments of your case. I understand how important family is, and I can help you make informed decisions for the future. It can be difficult to make clear decisions when there is so much emotion involved in a family case- I can help you come to a sound resolution in times like these. My firm can also handle your international and interstate disputes involving child custody. Living in separate states or countries can make it especially difficult to resolve an issue, but I can step in to help you through this type of case.

Child custody cases can also occur in post-divorce situations when a parent wishes to relocate or where other factors have occurred which may give rise to demand a change of custody. To ensure that you fully understand all of the legal implications and repercussions of your situation in regard to this crucial issue, you should seek the competent legal guidance of a Fresno child custody attorney who is familiar with this area of law and who knows the local court systems. This is the quality of service that I can provide.

Contact the Fresno child custody lawyer at the firm for dedicated legal representation concerning this matter today.