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Child custody and visitation

Child custody and visitation

Sacramento and San Francisco Child Custody Attorney

Separations are always more emotional and complex when young children are involved. When fighting for your children and what’s best for them, you need clear guidance to get through the process as quickly and painlessly as possible. 

With years of experience helping clients through complex and challenging circumstances, California child custody attorney Alan Mikshansky strives to achieve results quickly and effectively through negotiated settlements or by consulting for clients participating in mediation. 

However, California child custody lawyer Alan Mikshansky also recognizes that litigation may be unavoidable in some cases. When a court becomes involved in a child custody or visitation case, Alan Mikshansky will advocate for you aggressively and present you in the best possible light to the court. Given that the court’s role is to look out for the well-being and safety of your children, you should act responsibly and appropriately to prove that you are a caring and dedicated parent, putting your child’s best interest above all else.

Relationship with Your Ex-Spouse during Child Custody Issues

In a best-case scenario, you will be able to avoid litigation and resolve child custody issues through mediation. However, recognize that the relationship you have with your spouse will determine how lengthy and complex the mediation process will be.

Here are some recommendations for dealing with your ex-spouse:

Try to limit disagreement

to important technical and legal issues rather than personal, non-legal issues.

Do not involve your children in child custody issues.

To the best of your abilities, help maintain a normal atmosphere for kids, show respect for their other parent, and demonstrate that you are a responsible guardian. This is not only important for the legal proceeding—it’s the right thing for the children.

Be honest.

Discuss with your legal representative what is and what is not important to you in these legal proceedings. Your lawyer needs to know what your priorities are to negotiate the best child custody settlement agreement possible.

California Courts and Child Custody Proceedings

Under the California Family Code, the court, just like you, cares about children’s safety and well-being when deciding child custody cases. The court will assume the role of protecting the best interests of the child. As such, the court has broad discretion to order a custody and visitation plan that is consistent with the child’s welfare, health, and safety. If it sees either party trying to undermine these best interests, the court’s ruling on child custody may be affected.

Under the law, both parents are equally responsible for caring and spending time with their children after a separation. The court’s purpose is to settle differences that cannot be resolved through responsible mediation.

Sacramento Child Custody Attorney

By scheduling a child custody consultation with Alan Mikshansky, you will get the guidance you need for your particular case, ensure that your rights are protected, and, most importantly, secure the safety and well-being of your children.  

After years of battling child custody cases in California, Alan Mikshansky knows how to present you as a responsible parent. Even though litigation can be a more expensive and lengthy process, by working with child custody lawyer Alan Mikshansky, Sacramento parents can often avoid this concern.

The Law Office of Alan Mikshansky is certified in Family Law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization.

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Call me today at (916) 692-8224, fill out the contact form, or send an email to set up an appointment to discuss your divorce situation and your options

Alan Mikshansky

Attorney in law

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