Child Custody And Support Lawyers For Los Angeles County

Richard J RosiakLosing access to a child is a painful and heartbreaking experience for parents. At The Law Offices of Richard J. Rosiak, our skilled attorneys will fight to protect your parenting rights and get you the best possible outcome for your custody battle. Our lawyers will represent you in the courtrooms and work to get a fair parenting arrangement. Our Downey office is near three major highways, so people across the Los Angeles metro area can easily come to our office.

Richard J. Rosiak, our lead counsel, has nearly 30 years of experience and has represented more than 5,000 client cases over his career. He guides his clients through their child custody cases and gives them personalized legal counsel. Mr. Rosiak speaks English, Spanish and Polish, so you can share your case details without the need for a translator.

Capable Child Custody Attorneys Who Will Fight For You

In a child custody dispute, the best interests of the child come first. If parents cannot agree on custody, then the case will go before the family court. A judge does not automatically assign a child to a single parent, but rather weighs a series of factors to decide custody. Parents can have sole or joint custody of their child.

Many factors determine child custody, including:

  • The age and health of the child
  • The relationship between the child and the parent
  • The financial, emotional and physical ability of a parent to care for a child
  • A history of violence or substance abuse

Because the child custody process can involve going to the courtroom, you need a proven family law attorney. Our litigators will make an effective argument on your behalf and share your side of the story. We also represent parents in negotiation so they can avoid the hassle of family court altogether.

Mothers in California have traditionally received preferential treatment in child custody cases. While fathers do still face challenges, California law does not give mothers custody by default. Our lawyers protect the rights of fathers in child custody and visitation disputes.

What Determines California Child Support?

The parent who does not have the child housed at their home for most of the time will most likely pay child support. While a calculator will primarily determine child support payments, factors such as parenting time and special medical needs may play a role in the final calculation.

Here are a few of the factors that influence the total of a child support payment:

  • The non-custodial parent's income
  • The amount of court ordered child support payments from previous relationships
  • The health insurance premiums paid by the non-custodial parent
  • The amount of time the non-custodial parent spends with the child

Our attorneys will guide you through every step of the child support process and assist with child support modifications if your situation has changed. If a parent fails to pay child support, they face serious consequences and even criminal sanctions. If your child support payments are late, underpaid or unpaid, we will file a civil suit on your behalf to collect the full amount of your deserved payment.

We Will Allow You To Exercise Your Parenting Rights

Our lawyers get parents the best possible child custody and support agreements while still protecting the interests of the child. We are conveniently located 15 minutes from wherever you are! To talk to a seasoned attorney, call 888-393-5412 or use our contact form. Se Habla Español.