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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

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 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 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

  • 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

  • Andrea put my mind to rest.

    “When overwhelmed and worried about what my rights where Andrea put my mind to rest. She made me feel comfortable and advised me on what next steps I should take to make sure everyone is covered in this unfortunate situation. Thank you !”

    Bianca

  • Andrea has worked hard on my case and I am very very grateful for that

    “No one would ever believe how much Andrea has helped me go through this. She has helped me keep my spirits up when I have been at my lowest point in my life. I never thought I’d be getting a divorce from someone I once loved. I would refer her to any of my friends. Andrea has worked hard on my case and I am very very grateful for that. I would probably have given up and just taken what ever I could get. She is a great lawyer.”

    Bonnie

  • Andrea was extremele helpful and did an excellent job!

    “I had an uncontentious divorce so thought I could do the paperwork myself, not the case. Andrea was willing to work with us in a way that worked well for both of us. She and her amazing assistant had to undo and redo much of what I thought I did right. They got our paperwork through the court system and took all the stress off of me. Andrea was kind, attentive, transparent, of high integrity and extremely effective. I would highly recommend her!”

    Barbara L.

  • 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