Child Custody Law
Child custody determines which parent has control of the children and when. It also determine who is able to make the important decisions pertaining to the children, including healthcare, education, religion, training, and more. Typically, child custody is split into combination of physical and legal custody. If you are going to court for child custody, it is crucial that you contact the Law Office of Stephen A. Gershman in Encino, CA, immediately.
Our legal team has over 30 years of experience in child custody law and we will fight aggressively to secure the final custody agreement that is in your best interest. Our law office represents both men and women, and custodial and non-custodial parents, in child custody agreements. Since the final custody agreement will play a vital role in your children’s lives, our legal team will work with you to help you determine what type of agreement is best for both you and your children.
Many factors are taken into consideration when the courts are determining child custody agreements. Oftentimes, how the case is presented to the courts will determine the final court decision. Our vast experience in working in the family court will help to ensure that the judge has a complete understanding of your wishes and any concerns you may have.
Our law office specialized in handling jurisdictional issues, or those cases where the parents live in two different states. The court requires custodial parents who are considering moving out of the state to provide the non-custodial parent with advance notice. This advance notice is designed to give the non-custodial parent the opportunity to ask the courts to order a restraint that would prevent the child from moving out of the state.
Unfortunately, California law is unclear and very unpredictable in these cases. This makes it even more important that you work with a law firm like Law Office of Stephen A. Gershman that has a complete understanding of the child custody law in California. These cases are often governed by the Federal Parental Kidnapping Prevention Action (FPKPA) and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA).
Our top priority is to ensure you receive the fair representation you deserve and that any final agreement is in you and your children’s best interest.