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Proven San Diego Firm Handles Difficult Child Custody Disputes

Southern California attorney assists with joint and separate arrangements

When parents break up, their top priority should always be the physical and emotional health of their children. At Hervey Wood & Galyon, APC in San Diego, our firm has helped families maintain strong bonds even after the bitterest breakups. Attorney Leigh Galyon is an experienced family law advocate who can detail the law regarding legal custody, physical custody and visitation. Along with her firm work, she has been appointed as minor’s counsel in family law matters to protect the interests of children requiring legal assistance. In most cases, courts favor joint parental custody, particularly over important decisions that affect your child, but if this presents a risk to the child, we can pursue sole custody. Our firm also handles special situations, such as those in which grandparents seek visitation rights or where conflicts over religion or other serious matters seem intractable. Whatever concerns or challenges you face, we will work tirelessly to preserve your child’s well-being and your parental bond.

Dedicated advocate supports divorcing parents in high-conflict proceedings

California courts, like the courts of all states, make decisions on legal custody, physical custody and visitation based on what is in the child’s best interests. Of course, there can be sharp disagreements about how courts make that judgment. Our firm offers strong support in all types of custody cases and can provide effective guidance on:

  • High-conflict custody matters — When children are in the middle of a bitter divorce, it is essential to retain an attorney who can resolve these disputes promptly and successfully. Our firm has an extensive track record bridging the gap between feuding parents and delivering positive outcomes.
  • Relocation and modification — In our modern mobile society, there are often compelling reasons for a divorced parent to move or otherwise modify custody arrangements, such as a job change or ailing parent. This presents complications for everyone involved. Whether you’re seeking a modification to an existing custody order or opposing one, we’ll protect your rights and keep the focus on what’s best for your children.
  • Mediation — Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, we enable parents to set aside enmity and agree on key points concerning their children.

We know that every child is unique, so our firm doesn’t come in with a blueprint on how to resolve custody and visitation concerns. Rather, we learn about your specific circumstances in order to provide individualized counsel throughout the process.

Knowledgeable lawyer outlines factors in custody and visitation rulings

Judges can examine all types of information when evaluating custody and visitation matters. Even if these issues are being resolved outside of the courtroom, our firm takes the time to consider factors that are frequently used in these determinations, such as the child’s age and health, whether substance abuse or violence exists in the home, and parenting ability. From there, we create a thorough strategy to establish the optimal environment for your son or daughter.

Contact a compassionate San Diego custody lawyer to schedule a meeting

Hervey Wood & Galyon, APC represents Southern California clients in child custody matters and other family law proceedings. Call us at 619-684-9209 or contact us online to make an appointment for a consultation at our San Diego office.

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    402 W. Broadway
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    San Diego, California 92101
    Phone: 619-238-1223
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