Los Angeles Child Custody Lawyer
Custody cases can be very difficult. No court wants to have to choose between parents, and no court wants to see the other parent lose custody, but sometimes, it is in the best interest of the child and the court has to do so. If you are seeking custody of your child, do not delay in hiring an attorney. These proceedings are binding on you and can have a great impact on your future, your relationship with your child, and on your child’s future. Having an attorney there to make sure you are not taken advantage of in this process and making sure that no stone is left unturned in your fight to retain or gain custody of your child will make a world of difference. At The Law Offices of Anne Dowden Saxton, our experienced Los Angeles Child custody lawyer know how to help you get custody.
Divorced or Unmarried? You Still Have a Right to Parent Your Child
In many cases, the issue of child custody comes up in the context of divorce. As part of divorce proceedings where there are minor children, there must be an agreement or a court order delineating the child custody and visitation arrangements. You need an attorney throughout the divorce proceedings to ensure that you can retain custody of your children. But you also may need an attorney after your divorce is finalized. Sometimes, one spouse will deny the other spouse custody in contrary to their agreement. In other situations, circumstances change and it is no longer in the best interest of the child to remain with a specific parent.
In cases where the parents are unmarried, both parents still have a right to some sort of custody. Whether you are seeking sole custody of your child or joint custody with visitation rights, you still have rights as a parent even if you are not married. Once paternity is established, you are able to sue for custody and visitation rights, allowing you to spend time with your child.
Whether you were married or not, you still have a right to spend time with your child, and you will always have a right to seek custody of your child. At Saxton Family Law, we help families and ensure that both parents are able to experience the joy that comes with raising a child.
Call Saxton Today to Discuss Your Los Angeles Child Custody Case
At The Law Offices of Anne Dowden Saxton, we help parents win custody of their children. Whether you are looking to get sole custody or you are looking to enforce your right to joint custody of your children, we will help you utilize the legal system to get the justice that you and your children deserve. Our attorneys understand that this process can be difficult for both parents and children, and we work to ensure that any stress to you and your children is minimized as much as possible. Call our office today to schedule a consultation to discuss your child custody situation with our experienced Los Angeles child custody lawyer.