FAQs On Child Custody And Visitation Arrangements

Child custody and visitation rights cases are some of the most sensitive in nature — a fact that we are acutely aware of at the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles. Accordingly, we handle these types of cases with the utmost sensitivity, care and privacy.

Give us a call at 951-643-3829 to discuss your unique situation. We serve clients throughout the Inland Empire.

Whether you are looking to establish child custody, obtain parental rights in a paternity action or you are interested in modifying a current custody arrangement, we are here to help. Make sure you are not denied the right to live or visit with your children.

What Factors Are Considered By California Courts?

To determine a child custody order, the court will consider a number of different factors, just some of which include:

  • Child's age (the court can consider a child's preference if the child is 12 years of age or older)
  • Child's health
  • Any evidence of family violence or substance abuse
  • Each parent's lifestyle choices
  • Each parent's ability to care and provide for the child
  • Current emotional bond between each parent and child

Do Mothers Have An Advantage In Getting Custody?

In almost all cases, the court will try to keep both parents involved in the child's life. The details of this are to be determined in a detailed plan called a parenting plan.

Exceptions to this rule occur when it can be proven that one parent's mental and/or physical behaviors could be detrimental to the child's well-being. For example, a parent whose history involves domestic violence, child abuse, and/or drug abuse could be denied custody of their child.

What Role Can Your Attorney Play In Resolving Custody Issues?

Our attorneys and staff are committed to safeguarding the rights of parents and their children in child custody and visitation disputes. Clients appreciate that our lawyers and staff are not stuffed shirts, but real people providing affordable representation for parents seeking to protect their rights. We have earned a reputation for our efficiency in negotiating favorable results, as well as our fierce advocacy in litigation when the opposing side is not willing to reach a reasonable settlement.

Get Started On Protecting Your Parent-Child Relationship With One Call

We encourage you to contact our office online or call 951-643-3829 as soon as possible if you're trying to establish custody of your child in Riverside, San Bernardino or San Diego North counties. We are here to help you obtain the best results for both you and your family.