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Certified Family Law Specialist, Focused Entirely on Family Law, 30 Plus Years of Experience.
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Family, Divorce & Separation, Domestic Violence, Marriage & Prenuptials
Christopher C. Melcher is Chair of The State Bar of California Family Law Section for the 2011-2012 term, which has over 3,800 members, making it the largest family law organization in California. His practice focuses on complex divorce litigatio...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Marriage & Prenuptials, Family
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”), argumentation that makes successful disputation an end in its...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Mediation, Divorce & Separation, Alimony
Anat Resnik is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Resnik founded Law Offices of Anat Resnik, a practice devoted exclusively to family law, in an effort to provide compassionat...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Alimony, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Family
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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.