While you are going through a divorce, making decisions concerning the custody of your children can be one of the most time consuming and difficult challenges you will face.

Placer County Child CustodyChild custody disputes are often the most contentious and emotional aspects in divorces and can be the most difficult to resolve.

In California, the top priority of the family court is the well-being of the children in question; custody decisions are made based on the best interests of the child.
In your child custody case, the family law court will assess your child’s current situation and the lives and behavioral patterns of both you and your former partner in order to help determine what they believe is the best situation for your child.

Some of the factors the court considers in making child custody orders are:

  • The child’s age and health
  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • How separation will affect the relationship between siblings
  • Protecting the stability of the child’s environment
  • The preferences of a child of sufficient age and capacity to form an intelligent preference
  • The child’s ability to maintain a relationship with both parents
  • Any history of abuse by either parent
  • Any history of violent crime by either parent
  • The habitual or continual use of drugs or abuse of alcohol by either parent

The Law Office of James S. Lazar can help you determine the best course of action to take to work toward creating a custody arrangement that will serve the needs of your children, yourself, and hopefully the other parent as well. We can provide you with the information and legal representation you will need to move forward by helping you understand the court process, the legal aspects of determining child custody plans, and the options, resources, and courses of action available to you. We will assist you with the legal process including the court ordered mediation process, court ordered child custody evaluations, as well as other available resources that may provide ways to resolve child custody issues without the need for time consuming and costly court proceedings. Should contested court proceedings become necessary, we can provide you with experienced and knowledgeable legal representation.

For A Consultation Call (530) 823-1303 Today.
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