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Santa Clara County Child Custody Lawyer

Father son hikingEvery family is different. Children's activities, their ages, parents' work schedules, the distance between parents, and a variety of extenuating factors and circumstances need to be taken into consideration when trying to determine the best timeshare arrangement.

In the mediation process, where custody issues may be involved, my goal as a child custody attorney is to work with both parties to resolve what I believe to be the most important aspect of a divorce case. Most parents that I work with in the San Jose, California area agree that this is the most significant issue to be addressed. Ideally, a co-parenting plan can be worked out in the atmosphere of mediation, where both parties can offer their input about custody-related issues- topics that ultimately have the greatest impact on your child or children.

Making Sound Decisions In Child Custody Matters

Once I understand your family dynamics, I will be able to offer suggestions about different parenting plans that may work best for your family in light of your histories, schedules, and personal circumstances. When attempting to reach a resolution, it is of utmost importance to keep in mind what is in the best interests of your child or children.

Questions that may arise include:

  • What are the differences between the various types of child custody (i.e. physical custody, legal custody, joint custody and various timeshare Agreements)?
  • What are common types of schedules for parenting Agreements? How do the factors about our child or children come into play?
  • How do we balance the shared responsibility of raising our children after our divorce is final and even during the process of separation?
  • What happens if we need to modify our Agreements after our divorce is final?

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Since i started practicing family law over 20 years ago, i have spent a substantial amount of time as a Court-appointed attorney for children in Santa Clara County. My understanding of how the law defines the "best interests of the child" and how judges and custody evaluators interpret the law helps me to give my clients a unique and realistic perspective about how custody issues can best be resolved in mediation and in family law proceedings. From experience, I know what details and factors a judge would likely consider before making important legal decisions regarding your family. I can effectively help both parents negotiate detailed Agreements outside of the courtroom.

Contact Santa Clara County, California, Child Visitation Attorney Amy L. Stavis

Ultimately, if a family law issue is of concern to you, it is of concern to me, and I will do all I can to make the legal process as cost-effective, efficient, thorough, and stress-free as possible for you and your family.

I encourage you to contact my office by telephone at 408-354-3770 to in order to schedule a 30-minute initial consultation at no charge to you.

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Law Office of Amy L Stavis

Law Office of Amy L. Stavis
236 N Santa Cruz Ave., Suite 247
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone: 408-354-3770
Fax: 408-354-4780
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