Experienced Central California Attorney Helps You Resolve Child Custody Matters
Finding the right custody solutions in Hollister, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, and Monterey County
You don’t stop being a parent just because your marriage is coming to an end. You still want what’s best for your child – and California courts agree. Child custody laws in California are very clear about the fact that nothing is more important than the best interests of the child, including their health, safety, and welfare.
In the past, the mother was almost automatically awarded physical custody of a child after a divorce. Today, that is no longer the case. Equal or shared parenting is more common than ever before because the courts recognize that children thrive from continuing, frequent contact with both parents.
At Giuliano Law, we also believe that the best interests of the child are key and that both parents should be involved in their child’s life. That’s why our goal is to help you and your spouse arrive at the physical and legal custody arrangement that is best for your child.
The best interests of the child are key
The court takes a wide range of factors into account when determining where your child is most likely to thrive, including:
- Which parent is more skilled and experienced at raising children?
- Is one parent unfit because of drug or alcohol problems or criminal behavior?
- Which parent is more stable and has the better temperament?
- Is one parent more likely than the other to allow the child to continue a meaningful and loving relationship with the non-custodial parent?
- Has the child been living with a particular parent on a more regular basis?
- Who can provide the most stable home environment?
- Which parent is going to be most committed to meeting the emotional, moral, social and educational needs of the child?
These same factors should be taken into account when negotiating a parenting plan with the help of a knowledgeable California child custody attorney. And negotiating out of court is the best, most cost-effective way to proceed if possible.
Developing a comprehensive parenting plan
It’s important that your child understands both parents want to do the right thing. We can guide you through developing a parenting plan that takes into account the following key issues:
- The schedules of both parents
- How much time your child will spend with each parent
- How you will make joint decisions about important matters in your child’s life, such as education, religion, medical needs, extracurricular activities and home life.
Our California custody attorney can help you do what’s best for your children
Whether you need legal guidance to develop a parenting plan or require representation in a child custody dispute, Giuliano Law is your advocate in Hollister, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, or Monterey County. To schedule a consultation and discuss your needs, please contact us online or call us at (831) 372-4003.
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