Child Custody and Litigation 2016-06-02T20:51:57+00:00


Child Custody and Litigation 


California family law requires that child custody orders be “in the best interest of the child”. As a parent of the child or children, sometimes the court orders may not seem reasonable. Child custody disputes are the most emotional and difficult issues for families going through a divorce, and can become litigious. Though child custody mediation, either through family court services or through private mediation, is often a mandatory first step in resolving the conflict, it is not always the final resolution. In cases where settlement of the custody dispute is not feasible, you want a family law attorney who will protect your rights and your children’s rights, while looking for a doable solution. Even if you agree on a basic child custody arrangement, whether that means sole or shared legal custody and sole or shared physical custody, you may need the services of a family law attorney to resolve critical details that may have long run implications for you and your children.

It is important to work with an attorney who knows the law, the trends in the court system within your county and can apply this knowledge to the facts of your unique case. Have you had the majority of caretaking responsibility? Do you feel that your child would be safer with you than with the other parent? Are you concerned about visitation and parenting time? Is the current order or arrangement working or does it need to be modified?

I am experienced in helping families reach solutions in the following child custody matters as well as other matters:
Joint Legal Custody
Joint Physical Custody
Sole Legal Custody
Sole Physical Custody
Moving and relocation
Accusations of abuse, neglect or domestic violence
Poor parenting or risks to children
Children with special needs
Weekends, vacations, holidays and summer visitations
Modifications of current orders
Enforcement of child custody orders

Contact Us for a Free Consultation to review what the Law Office of Vanessa Gnekow can do to help you with your circumstances at 909-481-5350.

The Law Office of Vanessa Gnekow is able to provide Family Law Services to all of California, with a focus on the Cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana, Ontario, and San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties.