Custody Evaluations Backed by 100+ Years' Experience

Child Custody Evaluations

If you become involved in a high-conflict divorce with children, custody and visitation may well be the most intensely disputed issues. Because children's best interests are the courts' highest priority, parental disputes that cannot be resolved through direct negotiation often set off a complex sequence of legal steps and requirements, including an in-depth custody evaluation.

Approaching custody disputes strategically and preparing our clients for custody evaluations are clear strengths at our Southern California family law firm. We have helped our clients achieve positive outcomes in many highly contested divorces and parental move-away cases that hinged on the findings of trained evaluators.

Taking Upfront Action And Advocating For You As An Involved, Loving Parent

Our firm is an outstanding resource for people who need guidance and advocacy in complex custody disputes.

At The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, you will work with a lawyer dedicated to:

  • Thoroughly understanding issues that are pivotal to your case and significant in the eyes of the court, from your commitment to balancing work obligations and parenting time to allegations of substance abuse or domestic violence.
  • Applying extensive knowledge of the qualifications and tendencies of custody evaluators working throughout the Orange County area to ensure you are evaluated as fairly as possible.
  • Proactively seeking independent psychiatric testing, a substance abuse assessment or other evidence that can be used in your favor.

Extensive Experience And Proven Strength In Disputed Custody Cases

We focus all our professional energies on California family law, taking an interdisciplinary approach to building the best possible cases for our clients. Our lawyers have dealt effectively with virtually every issue that can arise, from allegations of domestic violence to one parent's alienation of a child from the other, non-parents seeking guardianship of the children and more.

The findings of both court-appointed and qualified independent custody evaluators carry tremendous weight with judges. The outcome of your divorce or parental relocation case could turn on how well your attorney knows the people and processes involved.

For a consultation with a resourceful, trial-proven Newport Beach family lawyer who will focus intently on your goals as a parent, call us at (949) 565-4158.

What Makes Us Different

  • Dedicated To Obtaining Real Results
  • Committed To Our Clients
  • Specialized Knowledge
  • 100+ Years Of Collective Experience
  • Complimentary Case Reviews
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