When the parents of a child no longer reside in the same home, the court often becomes involved in resolving issues of child custody, visitation, time sharing, child support calculations, and other aspects of parental rights and responsibilities. In most jurisdictions, the court will use a "best interest of the child" standard to make these decisions in contested cases. Child custody issues can result from a legal separation, divorce or paternity action. Contact a child custody attorney in California to discuss the particular facts of your case. Most of the top child custody attorneys typically charge for an initial consultation, have an hourly rate for attorney fees, and require a retainer to begin representation.
San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral Service - The Lawyer Referral Service is a community based non-profit service affiliated with the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association, the Pasadena Bar Association, and the Eastern Bar Association of LA County. With offices in Covina, CA, this service has more than 100 participating attorneys serving clients in Pomona, San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley.