San Diego Child Custody and Visitation Lawyer

Nothing is more important than your children. If you are going through a child custody dispute then you are concerned for their welfare. You are worried about your separation will impact their lives and you want to ensure that you continue to have a meaningful relationship with your children. Thomas Huguenor is a San Diego child custody and visitation lawyer with more than 35 years of experience in handling family law issues. His will aggressively fight for both you and your children in any custody case. Contact our office immediately to schedule a free initial consultation.

San Diego Child Custody Attorney

California presumes that mothers and fathers should have equal access to their children. Whenever possible, our state courts try to award joint physical and legal custody to the parents. The Court will grant primary custody to one parent, however, when such a placement is in the child’s best interests. Factors the Court will consider in determining the child’s best interests include:

  • The health and safety of the child
  • Whether the children have siblings from a parent’s prior relationship
  • The level of conflict between the parent, and each parent’s level of responsibility for the conflict
  • The child’s living preference
  • The stability of each parent’s environment
  • The history of the child’s relationship with the other parent.
  • The ability of each parent to meet the needs of the child.
  • Each parent’s willingness to foster a positive bond between the child and the other parent.

It is the burden of the parent challenging joint custody to show that he or she should be awarded primary custody.

Attorney Thomas Huguenor will use your initial consultation to determine if there is a valid reason to request an arrangement other than joint custody. He will ask about domestic violence matters, potential drug use of your spouse, any desire to relocate the child outside of California, instability on the part of the other parent, or any other reason your ex-partner may not be a positive part of your children’s life. Our office will immediately file for temporary custody, help you file any temporary restraining orders that may be necessary, and ensure that you are granted temporary child support. We will begin to investigate your case, and produce evidence to show why an arrangement other than joint custody is in the best interest of your children. Do not risk your child’s well-being to a lesser experienced lawyer. Call our San Diego, California office today.

California Child Custody Specialist

There are numerous attorneys in the San Diego area who hold themselves out as family lawyers. However, very few are actually board certified specialists. Thomas Huguenor has demonstrated an advanced degree of knowledge in the area of family law, has practiced law for over thirty-five years, and has had his work endorsed by both peers and judges. When you hire child custody attorney it is important to know that they are qualified to win you the best outcome possible. Tom is ready to assist you. Call today. In addition to San Diego, we service Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, and La Jolla.