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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

  • Andrea was a great person to work with, extremely flexible and understanding

    “Andrea was a great person to work with, extremely flexible and understanding. She was always available for me and returned all my calls/messages very quickly. She worked with me on everything and was always willing to help.”

    Tiffany

  • 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

  • I would give you 10 stars if I could!

    “Thank you Andrea for your amazing advice regarding my child support situation. I would give you 10 stars if I could!”

    Anonymous

  • Great Attorney in a difficult time

    “I utilized Andrea's legal services to help me resolve a difficult and bitter child visitation dispute. Andrea was able to successfully make in-roads on a new visitation agreement that both parties could support. I am extremely pleased that Andrea was able to resolve my legal matter within the 45-day deadline I put forth. Although I hope not to have to return to court for another family related matter, however if I did, I would strongly consider retaining Andrea services in the future. Andrea is a true professional and will get the "job" done.”

    Marcel

  • Thank you so much for what you did for My son!

    “I want to say thank you so much for what you did for My son.”

    Susan