California Child Custody Attorney
Protecting Your Parental Rights During Divorce
When it comes to protecting your parental rights, there is little room for compromise. As a parent, your relationship with your children is not open for debate, and if you want an attorney who will help you fully support you in protecting your custody and visitation rights, then I can work with you.
At the law office of Charles D. Stark, Attorney & Counselor at Law, in Santa Rosa, I provide experienced family law representation for clients throughout Sonoma County. I have over 30 years of experience and a proven track record for successful litigation and negotiation.
California Family Law Representation for Child Custody and Visitation
I understand how valuable your children are to you, and so do most California courts. We share your interests and want to make sure that a conflict with your spouse doesn't interfere with your kids. Whether you are seeking a child custody or visitation agreement as part of a divorce settlement, or you need to seek your paternal rights outside of a marriage, I can help.
I will use every tool at my disposal, whether through negotiation, collaborative law or litigation, to fully protect your bundles of rights relating to:
- Sole Custody
- Physical Custody
- Joint Custody
- Legal Custody
I can also help you seek or prevent modifications of an existing custody agreement to provide adjustments as the children grow older, or that would allow one parent to relocate.
When it comes to your relationship with your children, make sure you have a lawyer that understands the law and how to put it to work for you. Ineffective counsel can leave you unable to fully be a part of your kids' lives. Don't let that happen. It is important to take action early and be consistent.
Joan B Kelly, PH.D
Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Kids from the Fallout of a High Conflict Break-up
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. is a groundbreaking clinical psychologist and researcher. Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.
Please click HERE to read the above article by Dr. Joan Kelley in it's entirety.
Parentage and Paternity
Either a mother or father can initiate a parentage proceeding to establish paternity. A birth certificate does not establish paternity. Many father’s now initiate parentage petitions to protect their custodial relationships with their children. Defining these relationships has shown to be in the best interests of the children in addition to establishing fair support obligations.
Even if you aren't married, you can exercise your right in almost all cases to be a part of your children’s lives. Whether we need to petition for a paternity test or litigate on your behalf, I can help you build a strong case based on three decades of legal experience.
Call my office today in Sonoma County at 707.623.1157 or contact me online to take the first steps toward protecting you and your children.