Helping You Preserve Your Parental Rights
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 the 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 his 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 interests of the child. It can be granted as sole or joint legal and physical custody.
Visitation (or time sharing), 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.
Also Handling Custody Modifications
If your custody orders no longer meet the needs of your family, you can request a modification. The firm can assist you with modifications to custody and child support orders. We can also represent you if you are trying to stop a modification you feel would adversely affect you or your child.
Arrange For A Consultation Today
We understand the sensitive nature of child custody cases and are here to guide you through these complex legal matters while protecting your parental rights. To arrange your initial consultation with an experienced child custody attorney in Redlands, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 909-328-6876.