Determining the future of your children following a divorce is a sensitive and overwhelming matter. When each parent disagrees with what is best for their children, it can become much more complex.

At The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers, our Los Angeles child custody visitation attorneys are here to help. We understand the emotional implications and are here to advocate for you and your children’s best interests.

Consult a family law attorney today to discuss your situation. You can schedule a consultation to discuss your unique family matter by clicking here or calling 213-236-4400.

What Should You Know About Child Custody and Visitation in California

Child custody and visitation are heavily contested during the divorce process. An experienced family law attorney can help you and your former spouse create a child custody plan that benefits the children best.

Custody arrangements and visitation have varied over the years. According to various sources:

Under California Law, every family is required to attend mediation. California judges encourage parents to work together to find an agreeable plan. A judge will decide if parents fail to create a proper custody arrangement.

Child custody may be awarded as follows:

  • Joint custody
  • Sole custody

You and your former spouse can create a parent time agreement when visitation is granted. Visitation falls under one of four categories:

  • Supervised visits
  • Reasonable visitation
  • Scheduled visitation
  • No visitation

Every family has a unique set of circumstances. It is essential to discuss with your child visitation attorney which custody arrangement works for you.

How Does the Court Determine a Child’s Best Interests in Los Angeles

Family courts in California will always put the best interests of the child first. To make that determination, a judge will consider the following:

  • The mental and physical health of each parent, as well as lifestyle and other social factors
  • The bond between the child and each parent
  • How each parent provides guidance, disciplines, and educates
  • The established routine of the child, including living arrangements, school, community, and religious institution
  • The impact of custody and visitation

If you have questions regarding child custody or visitation, please contact The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers.

How a Los Angeles Child Custody and Visitation Attorney Can Help My Case

The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers are here to protect your best interests. Our family law attorneys have the experience and skill to provide compassionate representation and aggressive advocacy. We will work tirelessly on your behalf and guide you through this difficult time.

When you need a Los Angeles child custody visitation attorney, call The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers. Schedule a consultation to discuss your unique family matter by clicking here or calling 213-236-4400. We offer free initial phone evaluations and can meet clients after hours and on weekends by appointment.

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