Helping Clients With Complex Child Custody Matters

Legal disagreements over child custody are highly personal. Although child visitation issues often arise during the divorce process, reaching agreement over visitation and parenting plans is much more about understanding the relationships between you, your former spouse and other members of your family than it is about money or property.

Free Initial Consultation On Child Custody And Visitation

Finding a lawyer who understands you and your goals gives you a much better chance to establish the custody and child support arrangements you want. I am Judy L. Ford Attorney at Law. With a professional background in nursing, I have the instincts to guide you through the unfamiliar child custody legal process with sensitivity.

I am a solo practitioner so you will always deal directly with me, never an inexperienced lawyer or paralegal who might be unfamiliar with the fine detail of your case. Because it is such a big decision, I am happy to meet with you for a free 30-minute consultation to help you decide if you would like me to represent you.

Understanding Your Child Custody And Support Options

Many variables are considered when child custody and child support arrangements are being made. These variables can include income, taxes paid, deductions for daycare and other services, how much time a child spends with each parent, and many other factors. I can explain to you how the law works and help you assess what child custody and/or support plan makes sense for you and your family.

In some cases, I will ask my clients to speak with a certified public accountant (CPA) or tax preparer so that we have more detailed information to work with while preparing a child support proposal.

Modify An Existing Custody Or Support Arrangement

Families change over time, and so their children's needs. As your child grows older, for instance, he or she may choose to spend time at each parent's home in a way that does not conform to an outdated custody plan.

If you have a custody plan or a support plan that needs to be updated, I can help.

Contact Me

For a free 30-minute consultation, call me at 916-900-1131 or contact me online.