What To Avoid During A Child Custody Battle?

Stephanie L. Mahdavi Child Custody

Divorce is already a stressful process and if there are children involved, it can be an even tougher battle. It is important to keep children as the primary focal point of a divorce. Both parents should work toward solutions that allow for the most stable and supportive environment for the children.

The legal team at the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi understands the emotional and legal hurdles involved in custody matters. With two decades of experience and a certification as a family law specialist, we are here for you if you need a Westlake Village child custody attorney.

Factors That Weigh Into A Judge’S Decision

During a custody dispute, the court (judge) is charged with the responsibility of evaluating your situation to determine what placement and amount of parenting time are within the child’s best interest. Many factors go into the judge’s decision. Some of the considerations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. The length of time a child has spent under the actual care and control of any person other than a parent
  2. The desires of the parents and what they submit to the court
  3. The interaction and relationship each child has with the respective parents, siblings, and any other person they may have significant contact with
  4. The child’s adjustment to the community, school, and home
  5. The parent’s willingness and ability to respect each other’s bond between the child and another parent
  6. Allowing for a continuing relationship between the child and the other parent
  7. Evidence of spousal or child abuse
  8. Whether a parent or person residing with a parent is a registered (or required to register) sex offender
  9. Whether the parent or person residing with the parent has been convicted of child abuse

These are not the only factors that go into a judge’s decision but that are among the most frequent and determinative for their decision.

We Put The Child’S Best Interest First

The Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi seeks to maintain the relationship between a parent and child. When you need a Westlake Village child custody attorney, call the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi. Our focus is always to protect your child’s interests and place the client in the best position to succeed.

We have two decades of experience and are equipped with the experience and legal understanding to deliver results that protect your future. To schedule a meeting with a Westlake Village divorce attorney, please call 805-379-4550 or complete the intake form found here.

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