There is nothing more valuable than the relationship between you and your child. Protecting that relationship is your priority. At Schapiro Thorn, it is our priority as well.
You know that the decisions you make now can have a lasting impact. One wrong move and you risk losing time with your child. You risk alienating your child and impacting his or her growth and development. Needless to say, decisions regarding child custody cannot be made in haste. Our lawyers will educate you about all available options and guide you toward the decision that makes the most sense for you and your child. With more than 40 years of experience, you can be confident that we can help you make the right decisions.
Understanding California Child Custody Laws
People in the San Francisco Bay Area often come to our family law firm unsure of how child custody and visitation works. This is true whether the case is the result of a divorce or the offshoot of a paternity action. The first step we take is to explain California child custody laws.
Rule No. 1: Everything is done in the best interest of the child. While information about parenting time, physical custody, legal custody and more is important, the main concept that needs to be understood is that the courts simply want to do what is right for the child. In most cases, that means creating child custody arrangements that allow both parents to maintain relationships with the child that are similar to the existing relationships.
Our job as your attorneys is to take the time to understand the current relationships, identify any extenuating or endangering circumstances, and work to craft a parenting plan that makes sense for you and your child.
Complex Child Custody Matters
We are skilled in handling cases involving parents attempting to relocate illegally with their child, cases involving parental alienation, and cases involving interstate and international jurisdiction.
Contact a Child Custody Lawyer
For a consultation with Schapiro • Thorn • Inc., call (415) 431-5772 or send us an email.