At The Law Offices of Burch & Coulston, LLP, family law is the exclusive focus of our experienced attorneys and staff. Questions about parental rights arise literally every day in divorce cases, as well as after and outside of divorce. Our in-depth knowledge of California statutes and case law enables us to provide clear, dependable guidance regardless of the complexity of the situation.
Informed Legal Counsel for Loving, Concerned Mothers and Fathers
Perhaps the most important concept to grasp when any dispute involving children arises is that the court prioritizes the best interests of the child. All efforts to obtain a certain custody arrangement in divorce, modify custody or visitation or stop a parental relocation, for example, must be based on that principle rather than the mother's, father's or other parties' judgments or desires.
People seeking to protect their children's well-being and assert their own parental rights turn to us for education, support and insight. Our Santa Ana family law attorneys support and work within laws that treat mothers' rights and fathers' rights as equally important, although we are also realistic attorneys who know that perspectives and patterns differ between various courts and officials.
Skilled Representation in Divorce, Paternity and Child Protection Matters
Our Orange County parental rights attorneys take a balanced yet aggressive approach to matters, including:
- Disputes over child custody and visitation, whether as one critical issue in a contested divorce or under other circumstances after or outside any marital dissolution
- Post-divorce modifications of custody, visitation, child support and certain other orders
- Non-parent custody and guardianship cases when protection of a child calls for someone other than a parent to provide care
- Paternity actions, from establishing proof of parentage to resolving issues of visitation rights and child support as favorably as possible for our client
Whether you need protection of your parental rights in a complex high net worth divorce or need to take legal action to ensure continued involvement with a child, we encourage you to contact our firm and schedule a consultation. We will do all we can to help you make sound decisions and take the most effective legal action.