When parents are separating or getting a divorce, it is necessary to determine a child custody arrangement. In California, this is done on a case-by-case basis. Whenever possible, it is advisable for parents to work together cooperatively to come to an agreement. A contentious child custody battle in court is hardly ever in the best interests of the parties involved, and can often be avoided through alternative methods.
I am Elizabeth Jones, an Newport Beach child custody attorney with more than 15 years of experience finding peaceful solutions to complicated family law matters. If you are interested in finding out how you can settle your child custody matters through alternative dispute resolution options of Mediation, please contact my law office. I can also help you understand your options for pursuing a child custody modification.
Determining Child Custody in California
A number of factors are considered when formulating a child custody plan:
- The age of the child
- The relationships between the child and each parent
- Instances of child abuse
- Instances of substance abuse
- Criminal history
- The child's wishes
- Other factors
I focus on utilizing Mediation for clients to achieve their goals. Additionally, I provide service as an attorney neutral mediator for individuals pursuing mediation.
Find out more about my approach to protecting the best interests of the child in child custody matters.
Contact an Orange County Visitation Rights Attorney
Are you interested in learning more about settling your child custody dispute out of court from an experienced family law lawyer? Call 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.