Nonparent Custody/Guardianship Backed by 100+ Years' Experience

Nonparent Custody/Guardianship

Putting the Needs of Children First in Orange County

In a range of sad and unfortunate circumstances, it may be necessary for grandparents or others to step in for parents who are unable to care for their children or not suited to doing so. California laws clearly prioritize the best interests of the child in such situations, and our experienced Newport Beach family lawyers are prepared to explain the nuances of these laws and share extensive knowledge of past non-parent custody actions and results statewide.

Skilled Representation Of Grandparents And Others Seeking Custody

We approach each client with sensitivity to his or her overall family situation and a genuine desire to grasp personal needs and priorities. Whether death, an injury or illness, abuse or neglect, addiction, criminal activity or other tragic factors have created the need for you to pursue a child custody action — and however vigorously you believe the case may be contested — you can turn to our firm for informed counsel and determined representation.

Our Orange County child custody and guardianship lawyers have extensive experience obtaining results in the best interests of children, and that is the standard we must ultimately meet in any "third-party" custody or guardianship case.

Our proven capabilities extend to:

  • Demonstrating conclusively, yet with maximum effort to protect children from further emotional trauma, that continued residence with biological parents poses a threat to their health, safety and welfare.
  • Obtaining non-parent custody orders that limit or do not include parental visitation rights.
  • Taking all steps necessary to establish legal guardianships for people serving in loco parentis (in place of the parent), for essential purposes such as schooling, insuring and making important decisions for a child.

Work With A Caring, Experienced Newport Beach Nonparent Custody Attorney

Whether your case calls for a sensitive and persuasive negotiator or a dynamic trial lawyer, you will find representation you can trust at the Burch Shepard Family Law Group, in Newport Beach.

Contact us at (949) 565-4158 for caring personal attention, practical guidance on your likelihood of success and a deep commitment to accomplishing your custody and/or guardianship goals.

What Makes Us Different

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