Why Should You Hire a Ramona Child Custody Attorney for Your San Diego Divorce?

A divorce or a legal separation case in San Diego may involve many complexities—issues of property settlements and asset division, spousal support, and child custody and visitation rights. But some attorneys and couples alike readily agree that none is probably more emotionally draining than a child custody case. It is not just about formulating a parenting plan that both the parents agree to but also is in the best interests of the child. The services of an experienced Ramona child custody attorney are thus indispensable, not only to provide legal counsel but also to guide his client during such emotionally turbulent times.

But given below are the reasons, in detail, for hiring the services of a San Diego lawyer for a Ramona child custody case.

To provide guidance for the mandatory mediation session.

As per East County laws regarding divorce and legal separation and parenting plans, couples with children and contemplating divorce or legal separation, must go through a mandatory mediation session to agree on a parenting plan before the Court passes a judgment if they cannot reach an agreement on their own. These sessions are presided over by a licensed Clinical Social Worker who is also empowered to make recommendations for a parenting plan in case the parents of the child cannot reach a consensus and the situation is just at an impasse. A San Diego Judge usually upholds the recommendations made by the Worker.

A Ramona child custody attorney helps a client prepare for the mandatory mediation session by educating him or her about the legal requirements and how to build a strong case to convince the Social Worker that is in their child’s best interests to have the parenting plan the client believes is best.

To provide help with the preparation of pleadings and make court appearances.

As per the California Family Law Code, a San Diego Court Judge can order sole legal custody to a parent if child abuse, child neglect, and/or child molestation issues are involved in the case. He may also award joint custody to both the parents or make either the father or the mother the sole physical custodian of the child.

A Ramona child custody attorney not only helps his client with the preparation of pleadings but also makes court appearances on his or her behalf to present a strong case and increase the likelihood of securing a fair and favorable outcome.

Why Should You Hire Doppelt & Forney, APLC?

The Ramona child custody attorneys at Doppelt & Forney, APLC have been successfully handling cases for their many clients in and around San Diego for the past 20 years while operating out of the same office since 1998. Conveniently located just off I-15, only about 15 miles from Poway, they do not charge for using their parking facilities.

Rated A+ by the San Diego Better Business Bureau and featured in Marquis’s Who’s Who in American Law, Doppelt & Forney, APLC provide a host of benefits to their clients. For instance, they provide free expert legal consultation on child custody issues for up to 30 minutes, free child support analysis for temporary and permanent orders using the Disso Master, and free use of their photocopying and facsimile services. They also do not charge additional fees for routine filings in San Diego courts. They are easy to work with and value the sensitivity and confidentiality of your case. So, it is not surprising that when looking for a Ramona child custody attorney, many would recommend Doppelt & Forney, APLC.

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