California Child Custody
In the dissolution of a marriage, perhaps no issue is more complex, emotionally difficult and has more lasting repercussions than custody of children. Nothing is more important than the welfare of your children, and your ability to guide, protect and parent. At Teuschler Family Law, we are experienced in helping clients navigate what can be very rough waters and arrive safely at a workable solution.
Kate expects her clients to have only the best interests of their children in mind and will diligently work to support her client’s goal of providing support for the children’s ability to healthily navigate and thrive despite the difficulties of transitioning to two households from one. As a former prosecuting attorney who has protected the rights of children in criminal courts, Kate will help guide her client’s to a child-centered approach to solving custody issues with a goal of curtailing parental behavior detrimental to the child(ren).
In California, child custody is determined by what is in the best interest of the child. A variety of factors can be taken into consideration in negotiating custody, including each parent’s living situation, the child’s age and health, the child’s relationship with each parent, the ability of each parent to care for the child, and more. If there is a history of issues such as abuse, domestic violence, or substance use, that will be considered, too.
Counseling clients who are dealing with custody situation is demanding. It requires combining sensitivity and compassion with practical, no-nonsense lawyering. Above all, at Teuschler Family Law, we strive to absolutely minimize the potential trauma to children of a custody battle. When a marriage ends and children are involved, things can never be the same. However, with the guidance of an experienced, knowledgeable and empathetic lawyer, your children can nevertheless thrive, and your children’s welfare can be protected and supported.