Child Custody

San Francisco Child Custody Lawyer

Comprehensive Child Custody Solutions for Bay Area Families

Litigation of child custody rights and visitation rights (parenting time) is difficult and emotionally trying. Child custody litigation can arise in dissolution of a marriage (divorce) or domestic partnerships in San Francisco, CA. 

How Can a Father Get 50/50 Custody in California?

Both parents can decide on a 50/50 child custody arrangement by documenting an agreement that is reasonable for both their children and the parents outside of family court, or the court will arrange it with proper conditions. 

Critically, 50/50 custody requires a substantial amount of cooperation between both parents.

Our goal, as attorneys, is to negotiate the best arrangement out of court but our lawyers are fully prepared to present the most effective argument should litigation be necessary.

To speak with our experienced San Francisco child custody lawyer, give us a call at (415) 539-0422 or contact us online today.

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What Voids a Custody Agreement in California?

If one parent refuses a court-ordered custody agreement with the other parent, then the parent without full custody misses time with their child. 

Likewise, anytime one parent interrupts, the other's time breaks any court-ordered visitation agreement.

Protecting Your Child Custody Rights in San Francisco

Decisions made during child custody cases and visitation rights will significantly impact your child. In California, courts look at the child's best interests when making child custody determinations

Therefore, our child custody lawyers prioritize protecting the child's interest in this challenging process while helping parents make the most informed decisions.

Children suffer during a child custody battle and visitation rights over time spent with each parent and decision-making authority (e.g., which school to attend). Our child custody lawyers make every effort to ensure that children do not suffer and that our clients have time with their children. 

However, our child custody lawyers maintain our clients and their families needs and advocate for both.

How Hard is It to Get Full Legal Custody in California?

A parent must have compelling evidence asking for full custody in San Francisco, CA. In addition, the family court needs a persuasive reason consistent with the children's best interest to request full custody over the other parent.

Criteria for Determining Parental Fitness in California

An unfit father with a history of physical, substance, or domestic abuse or incarceration can deny custody in California. In addition, judges in family court rarely cut parents off from contacting their children altogether. 

Nevertheless, any of those circumstances listed above is enough significant evidence and proof of claims of an unfit father. 

San Francisco Child Custody Advocates Ready to Assist

Our child custody lawyers represent clients in their child custody and visitation proceedings serving San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Marin County, Alameda County, and Contra Costa County.

Trusted Child Custody Lawyers in San Francisco

Our child custody lawyers serving San Francisco are committed to representing every client with integrity, dedication, and the understanding that you trust our law office to resolve your divorce or legal family matters as if you were a family member.

Understanding Joint Custody in California

When it comes to child custody in California, joint custody is a common arrangement where both parents share the responsibilities and decision-making for their children. There are two types of joint custody: joint legal custody and joint physical custody. Joint legal custody means both parents have the right to make decisions about their child's upbringing, while joint physical custody means the child spends significant time living with both parents.

Factors that may influence a joint custody arrangement include:

  • Each parent's ability to provide a stable and loving environment
  • The child's relationship with each parent
  • The child's adjustment to their home, school, and community
  • The ability of the parents to communicate and cooperate with each other

Our San Francisco child custody lawyers can help you understand the legal requirements and options for joint custody in California, and work with you to create a parenting plan that meets the best interests of your child.

Designing a Parenting Plan for San Francisco Families

When it comes to child custody arrangements, it's important to create a parenting plan that prioritizes the best interests of your children while also taking into account the unique circumstances of your family. At Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP, our experienced San Francisco child custody attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of creating a comprehensive parenting plan that works for everyone involved.

Here are some key considerations when developing a parenting plan:

  • Child's age and developmental needs
  • Work schedules and availability of both parents
  • Proximity of each parent's residence to the child's school and extracurricular activities
  • Ability to communicate effectively and make joint decisions regarding the child's upbringing
  • Flexibility and willingness to accommodate changes in the schedule
  • Any special needs or medical requirements of the child

By working closely with our skilled child custody attorneys, you can ensure that your parenting plan is tailored to your specific situation and provides a framework for co-parenting that promotes stability and positive relationships for your children.

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Connect with Van Voorhis & Sosna for Child Custody Help

Speak to a family law lawyer about divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, or other legal family-related issues in San Francisco Bay Area. 

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To speak with our experienced San Francisco child custody lawyer, give us a call at (415) 539-0422 or contact us online today.

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