San Francisco Child Custody Attorney
Our San Francisco Child Custody Lawyer Is Committed to Helping You Get the Results You Need
While divorce has the potential to be emotionally devastating, the need to establish a parenting plan can cause even more heartbreak among parents and other involved parties. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it is not uncommon for child custody to be the last thing that stands between feuding spouses and a finalized divorce.
As seasoned child custody attorneys in San Francisco, the legal professionals at Fenchel Family Law understand this, which is why we always strive to formulate a parenting plan that is appropriate for your needs, as well as those of your child.
Handling All Your Child Custody Needs
Our seasoned child custody attorneys provide compassionate, dedicated representation, and we commit ourselves to your best interests above all else.
At Fenchel Family Law, our child custody attorneys are equipped to handle matters such as, but not limited to:
- Child custody arrangements (legal and physical custody)
- Modifications of child custody and visitation
- Child custody evaluations
How Is Child Custody Determined in California?
Per California law, the court has broad discretion in all matters relating to child custody, and the decisions made by the court are often determined by the child’s best interest. A skilled San Francisco child custody attorney can help ensure that the court is scrutinizing your current and proposed parenting plans with a fair, unbiased lens, as well as navigate you through every step of mediation as you and your ex-spouse work together to hash out a plan that works for everyone.
Is California a Mother or Father State?
When it comes to deciding child custody, California is neither a mother nor a father state. Judges are required to follow an order of custody options, with the first preferred option being joint custody. However, if the family’s situation calls for primary custody being awarded to one parent, the judge will make this decision based on which parent can better provide for the child’s best interests.
How Far Can a Parent Move With Joint Custody in California?
Unless both parents agree to the move and modify their custody agreement accordingly, a relocating parent must receive approval from the court to move with the child if the new location is 50 miles away or farther.
Get started on your case today. Call Fenchel Family Law at (415) 650-1112 and schedule your consultation with our child custody lawyers in San Francisco.
We Help You Take Your Life Back
We empower our clients to take their lives back as they navigate parenthood marriage, & divorce toward more vibrant futures.
No case is the same. We take the time to listen to our clients and really understand their goals and the future they are trying build.
Divorce can impact many areas of your life; therefore, we help our clients identify potential snares and give them the tools they need.
Honest & Straightforward
We pride ourselves on being a trusted advisor. If we feel pursuing something could negatively impact your case, it's our job to let you know.