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Custody & Visitation

Los Angeles Child Custody Lawyer

When faced with an imminent divorce, the involvement of children instantly raises the emotional impact on all involved. Concerns about property division and spousal support pale in comparison to the question of who will retain primary parental care. While it’s preferable for the spouses to settle child custody and visitation issues through mutual agreement, that is not always possible.

In the event that you or your spouse wish to contest custody, the Law Office of Dennis M. Schuster is well equipped to represent you in court. Remember, the judicial system is there to help, operating with the best interests and welfare of the minor child in mind. Any evidence of physical abuse, violence, or substance abuse will serve as an instant deterrent to granting custody.

After reviewing all of the presented information and testimonies, the court will base its decision on aspects such as:

  • The behavior (present and past) of the parents

  • Each parent’s ability to provide a stable, healthy home environment

  • The preference of the child (if 14 years of age or older)

  • The physical and mental health of the parents

  • The parents’ occupations and financial health

  • The placement and preference of any siblings

The Law Office of Dennis M. Schuster will do everything possible to ensure that you child is placed in the most beneficial environment and that a fair visitation arrangement is reached. Remember, until a decision is made by the courts, you and your spouse both have equal rights to the care and guidance of your child.

It’s important to gain a full understanding of your parental rights before, during, and after your divorce. We here at the Law Office of Dennis M. Schuster are dedicated to assisting you in this matter. Our Los Angeles divorce lawyer is highly trained in the area of child custody law, and will remain by your side through every step of the process.