Child Custody and Visitation
Custody is one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. When parents cannot agree, it is important that each be represented by experienced legal counsel. In this way, each parent can protect their rights and have the support of a legal professional who will be focused on the best interests of the children.
Riverside attorney Robert Deller acts for parents involved in custody disputes, either before or after a divorce. You can be assured that he will fight for you while looking out for the best interests of your children. Contact us today at (951) 680-9000.
We make sure that clients stay involved in the lives of their children
California law presumes that children are best served by having equal time with each parent. However, there are many circumstances when this is not advisable. When one parent works a varying or difficult schedule, uses drugs or associates with drug dealers and criminals, or has a history of domestic violence, a Family Law Court may award more time to the other parent. However, the Courts are very hesitant to cut off contact altogether. Robert Deller will work with you to protect your contact with your children, even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Moveaways and other changes require a formal modification
When one parent wishes to move away from the area and take the child with him/her, the law requires him or her to obtain permission from the other parent and/or from the Court. Even if the other parent agrees, it is very important to seek a modification of the custody order. This protects the parents and the child and makes the moveaway legal and enforceable.
We prepare clients for mediation
The law requires that custody and visitation disputes be mediated by the Family Court Services mediator. This entails attendance in a mediation session between the parties. Although attorneys are not permitted to attend mediation with their client, it is essential that client makes his/her position clear for the mediator. If the parties are not able to reach an agreement regarding custody and/or visitation in mediation, the mediator then makes a recommendation to the Court. Therefore, it is important to be prepared to make your case for your desired outcome when going into mediation. Our lawyer works with clients to prepare them for mediation sessions, anticipating the point of view of the other parent, helping our client identify the most important issues to be discussed as well as work to eliminate the anxiety associated with the uncertainty of the mediation process.
Our lawyer prepares clients to appear at mediation sessions, advising them about the questions they might encounter and the significance of the dynamics of their relationship as it affects their relationship with their children.
Whether or not mediation is effective to the extent that the parties reach an agreement on the specifics of custody and visitation, or the case proceeds to trial, our lawyer will provide you with the kind of advocacy that protects your rights and is in the best interests of your children. Contact him today at the Law Offices of Robert Deller & Associates.
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