If there are minor children in the family, then custody, of course, is often the most important part of the divorce procedure and it adds another layer of complications and questions. We are here to help this part of the process go as smoothly as possible for everyone involved, especially the kids.
Most custody cases are settled out of court, which is often what is best for everyone – especially the children. This certainly does not mean that we won’t go to court if you feel that is what is in the children’s best interest. Located in San Diego, we will work with you to come up with the customized plan that works best for your situation. There are a lot of factors that judges look at to determine custody of minor children: the child’s preference, the child’s health and safety, the child’s emotional ties to each parent, employment status of each parent, how much time each spouse spent with the children prior to divorce, and the list goes on and on. There as many custody scenarios as there are custody cases and we will work with you on every single, unique detail in your case to help secure the best possible outcome for your children. Since custody cases are all very nuanced, some very important advice for you to follow, whether you choose us or another attorney, is to be upfront, honest, and detailed with your lawyer about what it is you want for your kids. The more understanding we have of our clients’ goals for their kids, the better able we are to advocate for them.