Just about any topic can be broken down into statistics and calculations. Family law is no different. As we discussed last week, new research has shown that joint child custody arrangements may prove most beneficial for children. Yet, no two child custody disputes are the same. Where one couple may be able to amicably agree to share legal and physical custody, each party to another case may feel that his or her child is seriously endangered while in the care and custody of the other. In these instances, sole custody may be sought.
More often than not, there has to be some sort of give and take in a negotiation over child custody. Whether this is negotiating for joint custody or figuring out the extent of a noncustodial parent's visitation, the matter can be filled with conflict. Many times a resolution can't be reached at the negotiation table, which leaves only one option: litigation.
A court will base its child custody determination on the best interests of the child. There are many factors that play into this determination, which leaves a lot of room for argument. For this reason, Californians who find themselves amidst a heated child custody dispute may want to seek help from a qualified family law attorney.
The Law Office of Janice Munoz is dedicated to helping Californians address their family law issues competently and compassionately. We know that fighting over one's children can be emotionally trying, and many may want to turn to mud-slinging in order to make a point. Yet, we help our clients see the situation from a distanced perspective, the one a judge will see, and craft legal arguments from there. We take pride in our record of successfully negotiating and litigating child custody and visitation matters, which is why we encourage those who would like more information to browse our webpage.