Start Your Child Custody Strategy With An Attentive Family Law Firm
There is nothing more important during a divorce than establishing a custody arrangement that best meets the needs of your child. The right parenting plan can help create a solid foundation for your child’s future and for your relationship with them.
Attorney Rick Eldridge and his team have provided the Sacramento area with family law services since 1982. Whether you need representation for custody arrangements or support concerns, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to take on your case and pursue the best possible outcome.
Presenting A Case For Your Child’s Future
The state of California recognizes various child custody options. Joint custody may be arranged in California. And, the courts may consider the child’s own wishes in moving forward with custody arrangements following divorce.
After looking at the evidence and parenting plans presented, the courts will decide on the best arrangement for the child. Financial and emotional stability will factor into this decision. Any history of domestic abuse, substance abuse/addiction or other problems in the family will also affect the arrangement. Whatever the case, Rick is prepared to present the best possible case for your and your child’s future.
Grandparents also may make a case for custody or visitation if they have an established relationship with the child.
Ongoing Financial Support
Child support is typically a factor in child custody rulings, and is often paid by the parent who has a smaller share of parenting time. The exact amount of child support is based on a formula that weighs numerous financial factors of both parents and the unique needs of the child or children. We can discuss the role that child support may play in your case as the custody process plays out.
Spousal support (alimony) is decided on a case-by-case basis, including whether it should be awarded, how long it should last and what size the payments should be. Regardless of whether you are seeking support or being asked to pay, it is important to work with an attorney who will present an accurate financial picture to the court and make a convincing argument for why support is appropriate or inappropriate in your situation.
Assisting You Throughout Your Divorce
In addition to helping you establish financial support for your former spouse or child, we can assist you throughout every stage of your divorce. Call our firm today for guidance on:
- Divorce and dissolution
- Legal separation
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support and spousal support
- Domestic violence and restraining orders
- Premarital agreements
- Property division
- Mediation preparation
- Pay-as-you-go services
- Lunch hour and evening appointments available
We understand that family issues can be difficult and we want to help you take the first step towards the next stage of your life.
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Legal jargon and densely worded state laws can make for a confusing experience. Not only will your child custody matters be in safe hands, but we will also make sure you understand the details at every step of the process.