Child Custody and Visitation Attorney
When your child’s future is at stake, the family law attorneys of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP in San Bernardino take aggressive action to make sure that your interests and the best interests of your child are protected. Whether your child custody dispute requires creative strategizing, forceful negotiation or aggressive litigation, our skilled trial lawyers have the necessary tools to help.
California Law on Child Custody and Visitation Plans
California law uses two important legal concepts to talk about child custody. Legal custody is your ability to make important life decisions for your child. These include where your child will attend school, the religious training he or she will receive and whether or not he or she will get elective surgery. Physical custody is the term courts use to describe where your child will physically live.
Courts in California encourage child custody arrangements that give the child contact with each parent, knowing that both parents are important to the life and development of a child. However, based on the facts of your case, the court may determine that time with one parent should be reduced.
The Importance of Strong Advocacy in Child Custody Cases
Having a strong and effective legal advocate by your side in family court helps you protect your right to parenting time. At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, we advocate protectively to preserve our clients’ child custody and visitation rights. Our lawyers use years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of California family law to strive for the best possible results — this is true at the time of your divorce and if circumstances change, like when a custodial parent wants to move away from California.
Third-Party Child Custody Questions
Grandparents, aunts or uncles, or other family members who believe a child’s parents are incapable of providing care often come to us with questions about child custody rights for grandparents or other family members. Obtaining a child custody order in favor of someone other than the parent is not an easy task. Other options may exist, however, including establishing a guardianship on the child’s behalf. If you want to create legal rights regarding care of a child in your family, we will describe your options and give straightforward advice about how to proceed.
Contact the Lawyers at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP
When you have questions about child custody and visitation, talking to an attorney is the best way to get the legal answers you need. To contact our team of attorneys at the San Bernardino, California, law offices of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, please call us at