San Diego County Family Lawyer Handling Child Custody

Compassionate Child Custody Attorney

In child custody cases, the “best interests of the child” is your number one priority. If you sense the welfare of your child is being jeopardized, or you and the other parent cannot come to an agreement over your child custody arrangements, the Law Office of Steven Brian Davis will provide experienced legal counsel that aligns your goals with the best interests of your child.

Typically, these disputes can be emotionally draining but finding an agreeable resolution is almost always best for the health and welfare of the child. For more information about your concerns and rights, call experienced family law attorney Steven Brian Davis, at 858-451-1004. We are based in Rancho Bernardo and serve San Diego County and the surrounding areas.

We Keep You Informed

When the parents do not agree on a child custody arrangement, resolving the custody disputes in court can be time-consuming, acrimonious and costly. Our goal is to help you navigate the process smoothly, to avoid litigation when we can and to work with the other parent, when possible, to develop a plan that is right for you and your children.

Under California law, there are two types of child custody:

  • Legal custody refers to the right to make decisions about how to raise the child, including decisions about education, health care and religious training.
  • Physical Custody refers to the right to make decisions about the routine day-to-day activities of the child and where the child lives.

Depending on several factors, parents may share custody, which is often called “joint” physical and/or legal custody. Or, one of them may have sole physical and/or legal custody and establish an agreement with the other parent regarding visitation and parenting time.

In addition to helping you pursue a custody arrangement in the child’s best interests, we also handle issues involving child support, paternity, post-judgment modification and other issues that may involve you and your family.

Let Us Help You Find Custody Resolution

Do not go unprepared to your custody proceedings in court. We interpret the laws, and help you prepare so you are not caught off guard. We will explain California’s rules and regulations, listen to your wishes and establish a strategy that is right for you and your child.

Contact the Law Offices of Steven Brian Davis at 858-451-1004 for advice and guidance from a trusted, experienced family lawyer.