Beverly Hills Child Custody Attorney Barry Fischer
Welcome to the Law Office of Beverly Hills Child Custody Lawyer Barry Fischer. A skilled and knowledgeable lawyer engaged solely in the practice of family law for 30 years, Mr. Fischer is a California State Certified Family Law specialist who approaches child custody cases with the sensitivity and compassion necessary when handling cases involving the well-being of children.
If you and your spouse are divorcing and anticipate that child custody will become a hotly contested issue, contactBeverly Hills Child Custody Lawyer Barry Fischer at (310) 788-0900 to make an appointment for a free consultation. Located in Beverly Hills, we provide expert legal representation in child custody matters to clients throughout Los Angeles County.
Expert Child Custody Representation in Beverly Hills
Because children are profoundly affected by divorce, we encourage our clients to make every reasonable effort to avoid contentious custody battles. At the Law Offices of Beverly Hills Child Custody Attorney Barry Fischer, we believe that children thrive in loving, peaceful environments with two parents who are committed to setting aside their dislike for each other and working together for the best interests of their children.
The Law Offices of Barry Fischer represents clients in a broad range of child custody matters, including:
International Child Custody Cases
International Parental Child Abduction
Post-Judgment Child Custody Modifications
Physical custody determines who the child will reside with the majority of the time. Legal custody determines which party will have the right to make decisions regarding the childrens’ health, schooling and welfare.
California presumes joint legal custody, under the premise that decision-making by both parents is best for the children.
A highly trained and knowledgeable mediator and negotiator, Beverly Hills Child Custody Attorney Barry Fischer encourages his clients to become active participants in the negotiation process and work with their spouse to resolve any child custody disputes peacefully and with minimal conflict.
When couples are unable to set aside their personal differences and work together in mediation or negotiations to make decisions regarding child custody, the matter must be litigated in court. This crucial decision is then left to a judge in the Family Law Court who does not know you, your spouse, or your children.
The result is a tug-of-war over your children between the parties, the attorneys, and possibly one or more psychologists pushing for a custody decision that one parent wants and the other cannot accept. The foundation is thereby laid for future conflict and ongoing litigation that can last until the children reach the age of majority.
In the Family Law Court, before ordering child custody in a contested case, the court typically examines the following:
Relationship between the parents & children
Amount of contact between the parents & children
The fitness of each party to care for the children
California courts require parents in contested child custody or visitation cases to attend court-based mediation before a judge will hear the evidence. This is required in an effort to encourage the parents to work with each other to decide what is best for their children, not the court. Usually you have one session to try to forge an agreement before the Court issues a ruling on behalf of the children.
Beverly Hills Parental Relocation
At the Law Offices of Beverly Hills Child Custody Attorney Barry Fischer, we provide zealous representation to parties in parental relocation / move-away cases. When a custodial parent seeks to relocate the parties’ children out of state or out of the country, the child’s relationship with the non-custodial parent can be greatly jeopardized.
Our seasoned attorneys will work with opposing counsel to achieve a reasonable solution through the mediation process. If attempts to negotiate a reasonable parenting plan are unsuccessful, litigation becomes inevitable. These cases are extremely complicated, and the Court is required to take the best interests of the child into account when determining whether to allow the move.
At the Law Offices of Barry Fischer, we have extensive experience representing the parent who wishes to relocate out of area, as well as the parent contesting the move. Our Beverly Hills Child Custody Lawyers strive to obtain an outcome which is in the best interests of the children while simultaneously protecting the rights and interests of our clients.
Beverly Hills Child Custody Lawyer
Contactthe Law Offices of Beverly Hills Child Custody Lawyer Barry Fischer today at (310) 788-0900 to schedule an appointment for a complimentary in office consultation with one of our highly trained and experienced child custody attorneys.