Resolve Child Custody In A Positive Way

One of the most painful aspects of a separation or divorce where children are involved is the disruption of family life, including parent-child relationships. Nearly every parent and every son or daughter involved in a dissolution of marriage case has difficulty adjusting to the changes in routine. In other cases, child custody becomes a legal issue when a child is born outside of marriage. Clarifying each parent's rights and responsibilities can be challenging in such situations.

No matter how you came to be separated from your child's other parent, you will naturally seek ways to adapt and cope with your new reality. Personal and family counseling can help but legal protections are also important. You should contact an experienced attorney as soon as you know an out-of-wedlock birth or a separation or divorce is on the way.

Child Custody

Ricklin & Associates Is Here For You And Your Children

I am divorce and family law attorney Steve Ricklin and I have valuable insights to share as you prepare for a court order including child custody and child support guidelines. I can advise you on how to position yourself for a favorable outcome if child custody issues come under dispute — a common occurrence. Ricklin & Associates in Westlake Village, California, can help you watch out for your parental rights and your child's best interests through common phases of a separation or divorce, including:

  • Pain
  • Anger
  • Acceptance

Ultimately, it is up to you to do what it takes to move on and adapt to life including two homes for your children. Preserving and documenting your parental involvement can prepare you for a good outcome in negotiations, mediation, arbitration or litigation that may be necessary to bring your case to conclusion and obtain a child and visitation custody order you can live with.

'Make The Kids The Priority' Is Our Mantra At This Family Law Firm

At Ricklin & Associates, we keep children's well-being front and center in every family law matter that includes children. Children should not be caught in the middle as parents struggle to come to terms with a separation or divorce. At the same time, you naturally want to protect your children from possible abduction or abuse. A protective order and/or a temporary child custody and visitation order may be necessary. I can help you navigate these hard circumstances with a clear focus on your children's well-being.

Look At The Bright Side

Yes, the loss of your marriage and/or intact family life is significant and the path to a workable child custody order may feel worrisome now, but if you are like many other people, you and your child may discover adventures and benefits you would have never thought of before becoming a part-time one-on-one parent. You may explore new hobbies, enter into new circles of friends and develop new passions as you courageously face the road ahead as a co-parenting single person.

Bring Your Child Custody Questions To Lawyer Steve Ricklin

Call 805-267-9614 or send an email inquiry to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience. We are here to help with all family law issues that you face.