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Westlake Village Child Custody Attorney

Ready to Fight for Your Legal Rights to Custody Throughout Westlake Village

Parent with custody of child

Westlake Village child custody disputes are one of the most contested areas in family law. But, unfortunately, even the most civil cases can turn ugly at this stage of the divorce process.

When you work with Debra J. Kay, Attorney at Law, you can gain nearly three decades of legal experience on your side to resolve your family case quickly, efficiently, and fairly.

Contact our office to get the help that you and your family deserve.

Whether you are amid child support, domestic violence, paternity, relocation, or any other type of family law case, an attorney from our firm can deliver the relentless, compassionate, and personalized advocacy that you deserve.

How Child Custody Is Determined in California?

Child custody decisions are being made based on the child's best interests. California law does not favor any one parent in a custody case. Historically, courts grant mothers full custody more often than fathers since they are often the caretakers of the children more so than the fathers.

Parents with child custody are often encouraged to settle terms in mediation, but a judge may determine guardianship if the parents cannot reach a custody agreement.

To allow joint or legal custody to one or both parents requires the following rare factors:

  • History of abuse or domestic violence in the family
  • Substance abuse committed by the parents
  • The safety and health of the children
  • Each parent's ability to provide for the children

How Hard is It to Get Full Legal Custody in California?

The judge needs a persuasive reason consistent with the child's best interest to get full custody of one parent in California. In addition, A parent requesting full custody in California must have compelling proof.

Call (805) 416-0212 or email us to request your appointment.

Why Choose Our Westlake Village Family Law Attorney?

  • Debra J. Kay is a California Bar certified specialist in family law
  • Nearly 30 years’ legal experience backs us
  • Our firm delivers tireless, compassionate, and individualized service
  • We are well-prepared to handle mediation and litigation alike

Always keeping the child’s best interest in mind, we can negotiate a fair agreement, or aggressively pursue your case in court if necessary.

Discover how our family law lawyer can represent your family’s best interests in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, or Ventura County.

Call Debra J. Kay, Attorney at Law!

Your Westlake Village divorce lawyer can help you build a solid strategy for your custody case.

If you and your co-parent are on friendly terms about your divorce, mediation offers another alternative. It may be doable to arrange a parenting plan, custody arrangement, and child support agreement confidentially with the support of your respective legal representatives and a Westlake Village mediator.

Once custody has been granted, visitation and child support agreements must be determined before a divorce can be finalized. Child custody cases can be very emotional and challenging to deal with, and you should never have to face the family court system alone.

With the representation of an understanding family law lawyer in Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, you can ensure that your family's best interests are kept in mind.

By retaining our Westlake Village lawyers, all necessary actions can be implemented to help you receive the outcome you desire.

If you would like to speak to a Westlake Village child custody attorney, give us a call at (805) 416-0212, or complete a convenient case evaluation form today.

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