The Best Interest of the Child
Orange County Child Custody Attorney
At the Newport Beach office of Elizabeth Jones, a Professional Corporation, I provide insightful family law representation. With 15 years of experience as a divorce lawyer, I understand the substantial emotional burden placed on children throughout the divorce process. Additionally, as a trained Mediator and experienced Collaborative Law attorney, I believe that a courtroom is not the best option for resolving issues and protecting the best interests of the children.
"Courtroom proceedings can be stressful and intimidating for adults, let alone children. I take a peaceful approach to divorce matters. I focus on alternatives to court to help my clients protect the best interest of the child." - Attorney Jones
Alternative dispute resolution strategies enable individuals to solve their issues creatively and peacefully, focusing on the children. Because Mediation and Collaborative Law center on the pursuit of solutions, each process tends to take less time and cost less money, as well.
Focusing on the Children's Needs
Alternative dispute resolution can help parents agree on custody and parenting plans. When using a neutral mediator to facilitate communication, or working with your attorney and a team in a Collaborative Law approach, the children's best interests are the focus. These strategies can ensure that parenting plans address:
- Schedules (extracurricular events, sports, holidays)
- The age of each child
- The special needs of each child (medical, emotional and educational)
- The developmental age of each child, which is often different from chronological age
- Availability of each parent for parenting
My California law practice concentrates on utilizing a Collaborative Law approach to help you achieve your goals. Additionally, I provide service as an attorney neutral Mediator for individuals pursuing mediation.
Free Phone Consultations
Contact my Newport Beach office at 714-881-4068 or toll free at 888-844-9239 to arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation or a one-hour in-office consultation for $150. You can also send me an e-mail.