From our experience at The Law Office of Robert B. Treister, we have seen many instances where child custody battles are the most contentious issues when two people get a divorce.
California courts will award custody between the two parents based on the best interests of the children involved in the dissolution of marriage. Despite the sentiments of some people who think that mothers are favored more heavily, the truth is that both parents will begin with equal rights to custody. A judge is not allowed to favor one spouse over another.
California law is also written with the belief that children will benefit most from frequent and continuing contact with both parents. However, this is tempered by the fact that the health, safety and the welfare of the children must be the primary consideration when the courts determine how custody issues are finally settled.
With these caveats in mind, The Law Office of Robert B. Treister has many years of experience as a child custody lawyer. We have helped numerous parents gain favorable decisions in the courts where the goal of our client is to become the custodial parent. Because courts often grant custody or limit custody based on the prior acts of a parent, we work hard to make sure that all of the positive aspects of a parent’s past are presented to the courts as part of the decision process.
In addition, because judges also favor stability and continuity in a child’s life, we also build an effective case that strengthens our client’s side of the story. We demonstrate how a child may be able to continue going to the same school, see the same doctor, and live in the same community; we also make a strong case for keeping siblings together if at all possible.
Because child custody issues are emotionally charged, we also work with clients and counsel them on how to act with their children, making sure they do not attempt to interfere with the relationship between the child and their other parent. Courts take a dim view when this kind of behavior happens, and it could damage our ability to help craft a parenting plan that is both fair and shows a high regard for the children’s preferences, health and well-being.
If you are going through a child custody issue, contact us so that we can explore options that will best suit your particular situation.
The Law Office of Robert B. Treister serves clients in Cerritos, Bellflower, Norwalk, Lakewood, Long Beach, La Palma and surrounding Southern California cities.
Law Office Of Robert B Treister 16400 Greenlake Lane, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 852-7038