Child Custody & Visitation
In many divorces, one of the main points of contention is what is in the best interest of the children involved. At the Law Offices of Patricia A. Hendrickson & Associates, we are keenly aware of the delicate nature of this issue, and of the fact that courts can often view the situation differently than our clients. Therefore, we urge our clients to consult with one of our child custody attorneys as early as possible.
California’s standards for resolving custody issues can vary based on the age and specific needs of the child. In general, however, the court’s priority lies with maintaining stability in the child’s life as much as possible. This often translates into continuing the custodial arrangements that have prevailed for the last six months unless there are valid reasons for changing them.