California Child Custody Lawyers — 1,158 found

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  1. California Child Custody Lawyer Ronald Melin Supancic

    Ronald Supancic

    I learned a new word the other day, and it reminded me of some attorneys I have had to deal with over the past several decades: eristic, (from Greek eristikos, fond of wrangling),... more
    Licensed for 46 years
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    RATING

    10.0

  2. California Child Custody Lawyer Kendall Lynn Evans

    Kendall Evans Pro

    Child custody disputes are gut-wrenching. Evans Family Law is experienced and prepared to help.
    Licensed for 13 years
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    RATING

    10.0

    562-346-3252
  3. California Child Custody Lawyer Matthew Jacob Rudy

    Matthew Rudy

    Matthew J. Rudy is the founding attorney of The Law Office of Matthew J. Rudy. A San Jose native, Matt has been a family law attorney since graduating from the Santa Clara University... more
    Licensed for 8 years - $350/hour
    AVVO
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    10.0

  4. California Child Custody Lawyer Debra Nessa Caligiuri

    Debra Caligiuri Pro

    A divorce and its aftermath can be overwhelming. We guide you all the way to the best resolution.
    Licensed for 24 years - $195-$350/hour
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    RATING

    9.6

    760-477-8595
  5. California Child Custody Lawyer Marina Korol

    Marina Korol Pro

    Certified Family Law Specialists Selected as 2014 Super Lawyers in Divorce and Family Law.
    Licensed for 23 years - $275-$400/hour
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    10.0

    323-653-1600
  6. California Child Custody Lawyer Asha Turgano Padania

    Asha Padania

    Client Review: Asha Padania is very personable, approachable and pursue issues with a balanced approach. This is...
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    Licensed for 10 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
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    10.0

  7. California Child Custody Lawyer Erik Wayland Newton

    Erik Newton

    Client Review: Erik is my family law resource whenever I encounter family law issues in my practice. He provide...
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    Licensed for 10 years - $350-$450/hour
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    10.0

  8. California Child Custody Lawyer Marla Dawn Keenan

    Marla Keenan Pro

    Stern and Compassionate Advocacy.
    Licensed for 16 years
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    RATING

    9.8

    707-525-8800
  9. California Child Custody Lawyer Marshall William Waller

    Marshall Waller Pro

    Certified Family law Specialist, focused entirely on Family Law, 30 plus years experience.
    Licensed for 34 years - $300-$575/hour
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    10.0

    800-655-4766
  10. California Child Custody Lawyer Colleen Anne Warren

    Colleen Warren Pro

    I am a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. My practice is solely focused on family law issues, including divorce,... more
    Licensed for 9 years - Retainer (Always)
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    10.0

    858-461-6840

Child Custody

If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.