I have been practicing family law for over 14 years. I have volunteered my time at Divorce Care 4 Kids (Christian based peer counseling for children) and domestic violence shelters along with acting as a judge pro tem and over seeing family law c...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Domestic Violence, Child Support, Family
Review: “Very high customer/client considerate. We found Karen when we were forced to leave another Phx lawyer due to his bad advice and lack of interest to help us. We were in Phx for six days from Mich. with nothing happening bu...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Family, Divorce & Separation, Uncontested Divorce, Child Support
The best interests of the child are paramount in decisions about custody and parenting time.
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials
Review: “When I came to defenders I was lost with what to do in my case. I didn’t know how to help my children who were being abused by their father. I felt hopeless. Kelly-Ann was understanding and patient with me. She walked me ...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Child Abuse, Family, Guardianship, Criminal Defense
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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.