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Child Custody

San Diego Child Custody Lawyer

Over 25 Years of Legal Experience

Legal proceedings involving children can be emotionally and physically draining. As a San Diego child custody attorney who has been working in this field since 1992, I understand the complexities and sensitive nature of these cases, which is why I offer you legal assistance that is rigorous, yet empathetic to the needs of your family. When navigating through the legal process, I take into consideration your unique needs and those of your family, ensuring that the relationship dynamics of your family are respected. Whatever your desired outcome may be, I am here to help you.

During child custody cases, judges consider several factors when making a decision, such as:

  • The wishes of the child
  • The age of the child
  • Current and potential health, safety, and welfare of the child
  • Any domestic violence charges on a parent's record
  • Criminal history of both parents
  • The amount of contact that each parent currently has with the child
  • Any possible alcohol or drug use from parents
  • Any mutual agreements that have been negotiated between parents

Skilled Custody Counsel in San Diego, Lemon Grove, El Cajon & La Mesa, CA

When it comes to child custody cases, my aim is to act as your San Diego custody lawyer to negotiate a mutual settlement between both parties out of court, thus saving all involved parties money and time. While this is my preferred method, it doesn't always pan out this way. In cases where both parties cannot come to an agreement, the matter will be given over to a judge to decide.

The three main topics that are discussed during child custody cases are:

  • Legal custody, which gives the parent the right to make decisions about the child's education, medical care, and religious preference.
  • Physical custody, which refers to the child's place of residence.
  • Visitation, wherein one parent is given sole custody of the child, and the courts can grant visitation rights to the other parent.

For more information about my child custody services, please give The Law Offices of Andrea Schneider a call at (619) 304-8499.

Professional Help When You Need It Most

  • I treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.
  • When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case and I will be with you every step of the way.
  • As a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust, I will do just that for you.
  • I truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.
  • I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.
  • We will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals all while staying within your budget.

Hear From Others
I Have Helped

  • I will be walking into mediation with my son's father feeling as prepared as possible.

    “I hired Andrea to consult me on a child custody case. She talked me through the whole process thoroughly and explained what you expect as well as how I can best present myself. I am grateful for her assistance.”

    Britney

  • She never gave up defending me.

    “She has a vast knowledge of the court system and the law. She has worked with me diligently since January, and it is now November, to keep me out of prison due to multiple DUI’s. I would highly recommend Andrea for any legal matters.”

    Dan

  • I could not afford her to represent me, however, she was kind enough to charge me hourly and consult me.

    “She was patient, understanding, and very thorough. I feel very well prepared to submit my documents. I would highly recommend her expertise.”

    Alina

  • She listened carefully to my concerns, provided a great deal of very helpful information and advised me on the best way to organize and proceed with my case.

    “Andrea responded immediately to my request for assistance and set up an appointment within a few days of our first contact. Overall, she was very thorough and professional.”

    Liz

  • Attorney Andrea Schneider goes to great lengths for her clients.

    “Attorney Andrea Schneider goes to great lengths for her clients. Professional excellence! Keep up the great work and thank you for caring enough to get my husband started on his journey.”

    Shirley