Splitting up from a partner can be traumatic enough but when there are kids involved, it can be devastating. If you’re stuck in a relationship because your co-parent refuses to consider a reasonable custody agreement, then it’s time to put an end to it. If you’ve tried to play nice and have tried to compromise and they simply won’t do the same, then you need to call Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908 to get the matter resolved.
We will take your case no matter what needs to be done
No matter what needs to be done, you can count on Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell to be there for you. The easiest, fastest, and most affordable option is to seek agreements outside of court. We will do our best to accomplish this. However, if necessary, we are not afraid to take your case to court. We are not afraid to fight for your family. Our only goal is to protect your child’s best interests.
Many factors can affect custody agreements
The court’s job is to take your child’s needs and best interests into consideration. As they work to assign custody, both physical and legal, they are going to consider a number of factors. They’ll look at the moral fitness of both parents, as well as your mental and physical health. They’ll consider how able each parent appears to be able to provide stability for the child or children in question. They’ll consider how long the child or children has lived in a stable environment and will typically prefer to keep a child in a stable environment rather than change it.
The court will consider what the child prefers, if they determine that the child is able to make that decision, and the court will consider how able each parent is to meet their child’s developmental needs. Finally, if either parent has a criminal record, that will be taken into consideration, with extra consideration often being given against a parent who has been convicted of domestic violence against the other parent.
We can help with any custody needs
In California, almost anyone who has a strong emotional bond with a child can appeal for custody or, at a minimum, visitation. That is, assuming it doesn’t interfere with the rights of the parents. For example, a stepparent, grandparent, etc. can try to get custody or visitation.
We have more than two decades of legal experience and are ready to help with any and all child custody needs. Whether you need help seeking, modifying, or enforcing orders, or help with child relocation, we can help. From paternity to guardianship, we are here for you.
If you’re stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get custody, or if you know you deserve visitation but your co-parent simply won’t agree, then it’s time to reach out to Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908. We will fight diligently for the best possible outcome for your child.