Child Custody

Getting the Children Through in the Best Shape Possible

Of all the issues related to a divorce, the most important are those concerning children and how to minimize the trauma they experience in divorce.

  • With whom will the children live?
  • What will the visitation schedule be?
  • What parenting arrangement best meets the needs of the children?

At the the Castillo Law Firm our goal is to help families answer all these important questions and pursue a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the children.

Solutions Tailored to Individual Needs

Child custody cases need to be handled especially carefully, as the children’s best interests must be kept at the forefront of the case. When deciding custody issues, parents have options. Some of these options are:

  • Co-parent counseling: This a process where parents speak with a counselor who helps parents establish a workable parenting plan tailored to the children’s needs.
  • Collaborative law: This provides couples a way to solve child custody and other family law disputes out of court. Many couples in divorce benefit greatly from this cooperative and creative approach.
  • Court orders: Whenever necessary, we aggressively stand up for my clients’ interests in California courtrooms, obtaining child custody orders that are in the best interests of the children and the client.

Child Custody Modification Lawyer

Life is far from predictable. When a client’s circumstances significantly change, there may be a need to modify an existing child custody agreement. There are many reasons a client may seek modification, including:

  • Remarriage or cohabitation
  • Career change or job loss
  • Parental relocation/move-aways
  • Allegations of substance abuse or domestic violence

Very often, a modification is required because of an emergency situation, such as cases where a parent has been driving drunk with the children in the car. In those cases, we work quickly and aggressively to seek emergency court orders that protect the children. In addition to seeking modification of child custody orders, we also help clients make changes to spousal support and child support orders.

To arrange for an initial consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us at (626) 331-2327.