Without any doubt, California is one of the best places to fall in love; however, with every tale of a marital bliss, there is always a story of marital woe. Family breakups and separations often result in child custody rights being determined by a court of law. California being one of the states in the USA has its own court system and child custody laws that arbitrate such lawsuits.
We at the Law Offices of J. Scott Bennett do understand that when parents separate, children are affected in many ways; both emotionally and psychologically and that’s why we have come in a big way to offer the most excellent legal services your child can have. At the Law Offices of J. Scott Bennett be sure to get experienced legal guidance that will help you make advised choices based on your specific situation.
California Child Custody
We at the Law Offices of J. Scott Bennett offers invaluable services to help you determine if prevailing factors will play a major role in determining your child’s custody lawsuit. Often these factors include;
(i) The best interest and well-being of the child
(ii) Child’s wishes and desires, this is only considered if the child is of a certain age usually over 12 years (iii) History of drug use and domestic violence
(iv) A parent likely to encourage frequent visits of the other
Most California courts prefer shared parental custody unless it would be harmful to the child, in any case, we would strive to always give the best. Once signed, both parents are bound by the child custody order, changing it requires that one or both parents show instances of a major breach that may be detrimental to the child’s well-being and this is where the Law Offices of J. Scott Bennett comes in.
We at the Law Offices of J. Scott Bennett will represent you in the court and help explain all the legal options available for a negotiated child custody arrangement. It is worth noting that California Child Custody procedure revolves around crafting a parenting plan which lays down all the details of the custody with the child’s best interest taking the center stage. We will help get negotiated visitation rights if you don’t stay with the child.
We will help you get exclusive legal custody of your child, therefore, making all necessary decisions and choices i.e. schools, religious activities, doctor, sports, travel, residence and many more.
Lawfully, paternity of a child in California is determined by the following ways; marriage, child support agency establishing parentage, signing a voluntary declaration of paternity or by going to court, we at the Law Offices of J. Scott Bennett understand your needs and vows to help.
California Child Support
Child support in California is computed based on each parent’s net disposable monthly income. This can be adjusted based on circumstances such as; change in one parent’s income, change in the child’s financial needs and a change in which parent takes more time with the child.
Once a separation or divorce has been granted, support payments are processed through the Department of Child Support Services We at the Law Offices of J. Scott Bennett will work to defend the rights of the minor in cases involving neglect or abuse, divorce, child custody and juvenile court proceedings. Call us at 951-434-1151 and get top notch representation with our law firm.