Child Custody & Visitation
For most parents, the most important aspect of their divorce case — and the most emotionally charged issue — is the children. At the Law Office of Karen R. Leder in Elk Grove, California, we can assist parents in establishing parenting plans and orders that are in the best interests of the children. We provide highly effective, yet empathetic representation for our clients as they work through difficult concerns regarding child custody.
California Law provides that, in most cases, the best interests of the children should result in frequent and continuing contact with both parents. That having been said, there is no other legal issue that has such a wide possibility of outcomes. Further, it is almost impossible to overturn a bad custody ruling on appeal, as it is only reversible error if no reasonable person could have reached the same conclusion as the family law judge. Thus, it is incredibly important to get the best result possible at the first custody hearing.
The Importance of Seeking Professional Advice
Many parents do not consult an attorney until after their custody situation has taken a turn for the worse. Every family situation is unique and no two children are alike, so there is no one-size-fits-all strategy to handling child custody issues. Our attorneys pay close attention to the very specific facts and concerns of each client's individual family dynamic. Further, our clients have the benefit of having two attorneys collaborating to achieve the most creative approach. The best advice any parent can receive is to talk to an experienced family law attorney before going to custody mediation or attending a hearing.