One of the many issues facing divorcing parents today is that of child custody. Once parents make a decision to allow the court to make an order regarding custody, many individuals become involved in the process. The initial custody order is based on the best interest of the child test pursuant to the California Family Code. In very simple terms, the court will base its decision on the health, welfare, and safety of the child. Once a parent requests a hearing for child custody, the parents are immediately ordered to attend mediation. At mediation, the parents speak to a court appointed mediator about their wishes for child custody. Based upon this interview, the mediator will either help the parties reach an agreement or in the alternative, make a recommendation to the court regarding visitation.
Ms. Flores is experienced in handling the sensitive issues surrounding child custody. She will represent your interests. Based on her experience, Ms. Flores will be forthright regarding your chances for sole legal and physical custody. Absent evidence of domestic violence or drug abuse, the courts encourage joint custody arrangements. Nevertheless, her goal is to obtain the optimal benefits for you and your family.
Ms. Flores will guide you through the process in a reassuring manner. She carefully explains the rights, laws, and the legal procedures to each client, so that they fully understand their options.
She listens to your concerns so that she can accurately articulate and address your wishes to the court. Ms. Flores is knowledgeable in all types of custody, visitation, and other issues. She can help you reach sound decisions that guard the future of your children and your relationships with them.