Child Custody And Visitation Attorney

Custody disputes often turn heated, fast. It is in your best interests to consult a lawyer with the experience and track record necessary to protect your rights as a parent.

Located in Claremont, The Law Offices of John J. Guzman has been representing parents throughout San Gabriel Valley for more than 30 years. Mr. Guzman is committed to you, your children and your future as a family.

Custody And Visitation In California

In California, custody is determined based on the children's best interests and can take many forms. One parent may have primary custody of the child with the other having substantial parenting time, or visitation. Parents may share custody equally, or one parent may have sole custody.

Mr. Guzman excels at the art of custody and visitation disputes. He understands what is most important to his clients — maintaining relationships and protecting their children — and develops strong legal strategies that do just that.

In California, courts require mediation before parents litigate custody issues. Mr. Guzman will work with you to prepare you for mediation discussions and ensure your rights as a parent are protected.

During litigation, a judge — who has little information about you or your children — makes the decisions. To a judge, you are not unique and your family situation is no different than anyone else. It is in your best interests to handle custody issues out of court, whenever possible. If you must have a hearing, an effective declaration is essential to educate the court on your side of the issues.

Family law attorney John Guzman always tries to resolve his clients' custody disputes out of court. Through negotiation, he is able to craft custody and visitation arrangements that take into consideration your children's individual needs. By staying out of court, Mr. Guzman keeps the decision-making power where it should be: in your hands.

Mr. Guzman is ready to go before the judge if needed to advance your claim. If negotiations break down, it is your only choice. Have an experienced attorney be your advocate.

Parenting Plans

Parenting plans lay out custody and visitation schedules, determine where children will spend holidays and how parents will share decision-making powers. Mr. Guzman will work closely with you to develop a parenting plan that protects your rights as a parent and your relationship with your child.

In addition to initial custody determinations, The Law Offices of John J. Guzman also represents parents seeking custody modifications and those who need to establish paternity before seeking custody and parenting time.

Contact Claremont Child Custody Lawyer John Guzman

If you are involved in a custody dispute it's time to call John. Call 626-339-8947 or contact the office online. Mention this website for a free half-hour consultation.