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Child Custody

La Mesa Child Custody Lawyer

Over 25 Years of Legal Experience

Legal proceedings involving children can be emotionally and physically draining. As a La Mesa 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

Legal vs. Physical Custody & Sole vs. Joint Custody in California

When it comes to child custody cases, my aim is to act as your La Mesa 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 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.
  • Sole custody, which gives one parent full custody. This can apply to legal custody, physical custody, or both.
  • Joint custody, which requires both parents to share custody. This can apply to legal custody, physical custody or both.
  • 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

  • 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

  • It came out far more superior than expected.

    “Andrea did a great job for myself and my case. It came out far more superior than expected. She was very thorough and competent. I appreciate everything she has done for myself and I would recommend her to anyone needing an attorney.”

    Jesse S.

  • Very Helpful and Knowledgeable

    “I called The law office of Andrea Schneider for information, as I am in the middle of a custody issue. Andrea is the most knowledgeable and caring Attorney I’ve spoken with. She helped me understand so much. It was nice to have a pleasant experience through these tough times. I look forward to doing business with her in the future , if necessary. And I’m very happy to have found someone who was so nice and intellectual.”

    Former Client

  • What a huge relief to know that Andrea had my back and would truly be MY champion.

    “She was very quick to respond to any of my questions and gave me just the right amount of support. She made me feel empowered during this divorce journey and helped me see that I could survive this ordeal with her by my side.”

    Dawn

  • We were highly impressed with her service.

    “I am writing this to thank Andrea Schneider for the work she performed in our case of contracting without license. We were highly impressed with her service. Her ability to explain everything so clear of what was going on and everything she was going to do. If we ever get a case in which to use her services again, we would. We would recommend her to others.”

    Former Client and Wife