Child Custody and Visitation
Handling Child Custody and Visitation Matters
Child custody and visitation decisions are some of the most emotionally demanding issues in a divorce. At Lonich & Patton, we are committed to helping our clients make child custody and visitation decisions that are in the best interest of their children.
California Child Custody Lawyers
Child custody is not as simple as one parent getting the kids while the other does not. Child custody can take many forms. The courts typically favor joint legal custody, giving parents equal rights to make decisions concerning education, medical treatment and religion. At the same time, they often award one parent physical custody and the other secondary physical custody or visitation rights.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling complex child custody matters. We recognize that child custody decisions have a cascading effect on many of the other issues involved in a divorce, including child support, spousal support and property division. We work closely with our clients before, during and after their divorce to protect the interests of their children.
Complex Child Custody and Visitation Matters
Many factors complicate child custody and visitation decisions. Cases involving allegations of drug abuse and alcohol abuse, child abuse, molestation or domestic violence are particularly difficult. This is also true of cases involving a parental move away, which can be especially complex when one or both parents are foreign nationals or have dual citizenship.
Our attorneys routinely represent men and women dealing with complex child custody disputes. We often seek drug and alcohol testing, supervised visits and sole custody in cases involving physical abuse. Our primary objective in child custody cases is to help our clients achieve a result that is in the best interest of their child.
Contact Our San Jose Child Custody Attorneys
Please contact Lonich & Patton for a free initial consultation if you have any questions about California child custody or visitation. Our attorneys can be reached by phone at (408) 553-0801 or through the intake form on our Contact Us page.
1871 The Alameda, Ste. 475
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 553-0801
Fax: (408) 553-0807 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where We Practice
Lonich & Patton, LLP handles matters for clients in northern California, especially San Jose and Silicon Valley. Our services are available to anyone within the following counties: Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito. For a full listing of areas where we practice, please click here.