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Our San Francisco Child Custody Lawyer Is Committed to Helping You Get the Results You Need

Parent with custody of childWhile 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.

Call Fenchel Family Law today at (415) 650-1112 or contact us online to learn more about our child custody lawyers in San Francisco and how we can help you.

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
  • Mediation

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.

Reasons to Choose

Fenchel Family Law
  • 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.

  • Personalized Attention

    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.

  • Holistic Approach

    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.

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What Our Clients Are Saying
  • “I contacted Fenchel Family Law after my ex-wife, in an attempt to make her own life more convenient, suddenly served me with a TRO and move-away request to take our daughter out of state. Thankfully ...”

    - John
  • “Valerie Fenchel is an outstanding family law attorney. She is exactly the type of person to contact if you’re going through a separation or divorce, or need help with child custody. She is patient, ...”

    - Julia J.
  • “I had gone through a lot of painful emotions during our seperation. Valerie was there to help me! My Husband moved out without a word, abandoned me and our two children for 6 months without any visits ...”

    - Anonymous

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