Upland Child Custody Lawyers

Child Custody Disputes

Upland child custody lawyers. Disputes over child custody are often the most difficult part of a divorce. Child custody disputes are both painful and contentious. When emotions are high, it is hard to remain objective and reasonable. But, let’s start things out right.  First, it is important that you keep your children’s best interest in mind. If you think the break up is hard on you, image how it affects your kids. Remember they didn’t ask for this and they probably had no say in the matter.

Child Custody Lawyers

“We fight for the best interest of your child.”

Our experienced Upland child custody lawyers understand that child custody decisions are difficult. Having your kids at home every night has been one of your joys in life. Now, you are faced with the reality that your kids will be spending time somewhere else. Maybe your spouse’s new boyfriend or girlfriend is sleeping over while you kids are there. Maybe your spouse moved into an undesirable neighborhood.

These types of situations stir up sometimes uncontainable emotions. Some people demand full child custody because they strongly disapprove of their spouses conduct or living situation. Others are tempted to call Child Protective Services on their spouse over relatively minor things. Some parents will say bad and even untrue things to their kids about their spouse. All of these things are bad for your case. More importantly, they are bad for your kids. In the end, doing any of the above won’t likely give you any more time with your kids. In fact, such behavior may even result in you losing time if you irritate the judge.

Now that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take the appropriate action if your spouse is legitimately doing something to endanger your children. But, if your actions are rooted in anger or jealousy then, it is you who is hurting your kids.

“Unless your spouse is unfit or abuses or endangers your kids, they have the say custody rights as you.”

Child Custody Video

In this short video, Upland family law attorney, Marc Grossman, discusses how child custody disputes are resolved. Take a minute and watch it. Then, give us a call at 1-855-LOMG-911 if you have questions about your specific child custody case. There is no charge for this consultation, just answers.


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| How Custody is Decided | What Hurts Your Case | Joint Custody |
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How To Avoid Child Custody Disputes

Take Care of Yourself

If you could separate the emotions from the circumstances, you would be able to make better decisions. Unless you are R2D2 or Mr. Spock, turning off those emotions is next to impossible. So, you must somehow exercise self-control. Redirecting your energy into something more productive will help. Join a gym, become more active in your church, volunteer somewhere or find a new hobby. Just keeping yourself busy will take some of the nagging pain out of your circumstances. If you are really having trouble coming to terms with you child custody situation, you may want to seek some counseling to help you deal it. Counseling is valuable for your kids too.

A Family Law Lawyer Can Help

Child Custody Lawyers

“We can help you get a fair child custody order”

Often, child custody disputes are caused by both spouses. The dispute is usually more about the couple’s problems and less about the children. Sometimes one spouse adopts an unreasonable position, refusing to give ground even a little. Whatever the reason for the dispute, a family law lawyer can help. First, by giving you sound advice and counsel, you can avoid doing things that may damage your case. Second, they can act as a buffer between you and your spouse to reduce the chance for conflict. Finally, our family law lawyers are experts in custody disputes. We will personalize a child custody and visitation strategy that may encourage both parties to act reasonably. We can help you develop a system to improve communication with your spouse. Our Upland child custody lawyers work to create a stable, non-confrontational environment for your children. This is done by developing a solid child custody and visitation plan that is fair and reasonable. We further attempt to create an atmosphere that is conducive to peaceful and harmonious co-parenting in the future.

We want to  be a resource for you. We will take the time to answer all of your questions, even if you do not hire us. For more information about child custody, call our Upland child custody lawyers at 1-855-LOMG-911 or use the contact form on this page to request a FREE consultation.

What if Reasonableness Fails?

Even after we have presented a reasonable plan, your spouse and their family law lawyer may refuse to accept it. Your spouse may be out of control, making unreasonable demands and playing all sorts of dirty tricks. This is not the time for you to lose your head. Reasonableness will prevail but it may take a judge to make your spouse understand. If your spouse’s family law lawyer can’t or won’t convince them to be fair and reasonable then, it is time to file what is called a “Request for Order”.

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Request for Order

Child Custody Lawyers

“Both parents need quality time with the kids”

A “Request for Order” is an all purpose form that is used to ask the court to do such things as establish custody and visitation, order child support and to make other orders. Our Upland child custody lawyers use court hearings as a last resort. If the parties can be somewhat reasonable, most court hearings are unnecessary. They also greatly increase your legal fees. Most people don’t consider the fact that they have no control over the outcome of a hearing. The judge, not you or your spouse, will make the decision for you. Often, the outcome is not what either of the parties wanted. Our family law lawyers believe that both parties are more satisfied with the outcome of their divorce when things are handled outside of court.

When reasonableness fails, then our team of family law lawyers will fight to insure you are treated fairly. Our Upland child custody lawyers have more than 100 years of combined practice experience. We have a reputation of being fierce advocates for our clients. The family law judges in this area know us. They are familiar with our family law lawyers. They know that we have tried to negotiate a fair and reasonable child custody arrangement before we filed the request for order.

If your spouse won’t be reasonable, they will find themselves standing before a judge. They will have to explain to the court why they are refusing to accept our fair and reasonable child custody proposal. This is why reasonableness prevails in child custody cases. Most family law judges have very little tolerance for spiteful, unreasonable parties. They will order what they believe to be in the best interest of the kids first. Then, the judge will take what the parties want into consideration. Because of our familiarity with the court and our reasonable approach, the court commonly orders something very close to what we had proposed.

We want to  be a resource for you. We will take the time to answer all of your questions, even if you do not hire us. For more information about child custody, call our Upland child custody lawyers at 1-855-LOMG-911 or use the contact form on this page to request a FREE consultation.

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Upland Child Custody Lawyers

“Our family law attorneys will fight for the best interests of your children.”

How is custody decided?

The court will always base custody orders on what it deems to be the best interest of the child. The family law judge or commissioner will take into consideration the children’s health, safety, and welfare, as required by California Family Code § 3020. This may seem like a simple concept but it is actually one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce. The court requires evidence to establish why a parent should have custody or not and this evidence is often in the form of testimony. Obviously when you have two parties with conflicting interests providing testimony, the testimony is often conflicting as well. The Upland child custody lawyers of the Law Offices of Marc Grossman are experts at establishing custody rights for family law clients. We know what hard evidence the court will consider and we know how to get it. Our family law specialists know how to present the best case possible for you. Our personalized child custody strategy can produce the best possible results for you and your children.

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What Hurts Your Child Custody Case?

Hard evidence, the kind that is printed on paper or comes from a credible source is the best evidence to use in child custody case. Things like school records, medical records, police reports, reports from Child Protective Services or other social workers, photographs and other similar items may be considered if it is relevant. A history of drug abuse, child abuse or domestic violence and criminal activity are common factors in considering how custody should be decided. Frequent absences from school or poor school performance may also be considered.

The Upland child custody attorneys at the Law Offices of Marc Grossman can craft a child custody plan for you that the court will accept. We know how to use the court to protect your children from an unfit parent. We also know how to overcome any problems from the past that the court may disfavor. We know how to stop a crazy, vindictive spouse from damaging your image with the court by telling lies. In fact, no matter what problem you may have, our Upland child custody lawyers can help you find the best solution.

“The Upland child custody lawyers from the Law Offices of Marc Grossman take on difficult child custody cases and win. Call us today at 1-855-LOMG-911 or use the contact form on this page to find out how we can help you.” 

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Joint Custody

These days an order of joint custody is the most common, unless there are reasons not to award joint custody. The law recognizes that children need frequent, meaningful contact with both parents. A divorce is tough enough on kids but preventing or denying one parent visitation over the other would cause the children unnecessary stress and confusion.

However, joint custody does not always mean 50/50, in fact, it is typically impractical for one reason or another to split the time equally. Joint custody in its simplest terms means both parents have the right to make decisions about the children.

For more information about joint custody, call the Upland child custody lawyers at the Law Offices of Marc Grossman at 1-855-LOMG-911 or use the contact form on this page to request a FREE consultation.

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Sole Custody

Generally, sole custody means that one parent has virtually all of the decision making ability regarding the children. Typically this means that the parent with sole custody can decide where the kids will live, go to school and go to church. What it may not mean is that they have control over visitation with the other parent. If the custody orders include visitation for the non-custodial parent then, the custodial parent must follow the orders. Today it is less common for the court to grant one parent sole custody over the other. There must usually be some compelling reason for court to grant sole custody to one parent.

For more information about sole custody, call the Upland child custody lawyers at the Law Offices of Marc Grossman at 1-855-LOMG-911 or use the contact form on this page to request a FREE consultation.

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Primary Physical Custody

People often are confused “Primary Physical Custody” with “Sole Custody”. The most common custody order that the court makes these days is for “Joint Legal Custody” with “Primary Physical Custody” being awarded to one parent. The law does not favor mom over dad and it is not uncommon for dad to receive primary physical custody. Primary physical custody simply means that the kids live most of the time with one parent and that address will be used as their legal home address. Being awarded primary physical custody does not necessarily mean that the custodial parent has more rights, power or control over the children. If joint legal custody is order then both parents have equal decision making power over the children and both parents should agree to all major decisions.

For more information about primary physical custody, call the Upland child custody lawyers at the Law Offices of Marc Grossman at 1-855-LOMG-911 or use the contact form on this page to request a FREE consultation.

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Final Custody Order Modification

Once a final child custody order has been entered, the court requires that you demonstrate a significant change of circumstances in order to modify it. A “significant change” may be that one parent is moving to take a better job or it could be that the parent with primary custody isn’t able to care for the children anymore. It could also be work schedules, childcare issues or any number of other factors. Generally to be significant enough to modify the order, the change must either interfere with a parent’s ability to exercise visitation or the change adversely affects the children.  The Upland child custody lawyers at the Law Offices of Marc Grossman know how to present requests to modify child custody order to the court so that they will be considered and changed if appropriate.

Call us today at 1-855-LOMG-911 or use the contact form on this page to request more information about modifying child custody orders or to request a FREE consultation with our Upland child custody lawyers.

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Need help with child custody or visitation in Upland, California?

In every child custody or visitation case they accept, the Upland divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of  work to collect all the information they need to prepare the appropriate strategy and ensure that the court understands the nature of the case. They prepare every client for the emotionally charged court appearances and aggressively represent them in court. Whenever possible, they strive to resolve cases without the emotional and financial cost of litigation.

The attorneys at the firm are prepared to stand beside you and guide you through the legal complexities of child custody and visitation laws in the state of California. Contact the Law Offices of  today for a personal consultation with a knowledgeable family lawyer.

The Californian Court system has the right to determine child visitation rights. That’s why it’s important to hire an attorney. Did you know that even if you’re not entitled for child custody, you can still receive visitation rights? At the Law Offices of Marc Grossman we work with you so that you may have regular visitation rights.

Call us today at 1-855-LOMG-911 or use the contact form on this page to request a free consultation with our Upland child custody lawyers.
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