Redlands Child Custody Lawyers

Custody cases can be overwhelming for parents and children. Working with an experienced lawyer, however, can make custody issues easier. In most cases, all parties benefit by reaching a custody agreement through negotiation or mediation because these means of resolution do not further damage relationships.

The attorneys at Bowler and Bowler are skilled in custody negotiation, mediation and litigation. Mediation is mandatory for contested child custody cases. Attorney E. Toby Bowler has experience serving as a mediator and representing clients in mediation. If the other parent will not negotiate or mediate reasonably, you can rely on the attorneys' ability to protect your rights at trial. The firm provides child custody and support representation to married parents, same-sex parents, unmarried couples and grandparents.

Protecting The Best Interests Of The Child

Under California law, custody is determined by what is in the best interest of the child. It can be granted as sole or joint legal and physical custody.

Visitation (or timesharing), is how parents will share time with their children. The arrangements may be specified in the custody agreement or may be decided by the court if the case goes to trial.

Custody is typically less stressful for everyone involved when the parents can work out an agreement in negotiations or mediation. This allows for more flexibility in the arrangements and gives the parents an opportunity to plan ahead for the child's education, religious upbringing, and teenage issues such as driving and dating.

If your custody orders no longer meet the needs of the family, you can request a modification. The firm can assist you with modifications to custody and child support orders.

Contact Bowler And Bowler

To schedule an appointment, please contact the firm online or call our Redlands office at 866-504-9981.