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Advocating For You In High-Conflict Custody Disputes

When parents separate, their top priority should always be the physical and emotional health of their children. At Leigh K. Galyon, APC, in San Diego, our firm has helped families maintain strong bonds even after the most bitter of breakups. Attorney Leigh K. Galyon is an experienced child custody advocate who has an intimate understanding of the laws regarding legal custody, physical custody and visitation. She has been appointed as minor’s counsel in family law cases to protect the interests of children requiring legal assistance.

Our firm deliberately takes on the most complex custody disputes, because we are confident and passionate about protecting your parent-child relationship. We serve as analytical advocates and take our role as your counselor very seriously – for parents and children.

In many cases, courts favor joint parental custody, but if this presents a risk to the child, it is possible to pursue sole custody. Our firm can help you build a strong case for your custody goals and also guide you through special situations like those involving grandparents seeking visitation rights or where conflicts over religion or other serious concerns seem intractable. We will work tirelessly to preserve your child’s well-being and your parental bond.

High-Conflict Custody Proceedings

California courts make decisions on legal custody, physical custody and visitation based on what is in the child’s best interests.

According to Cal. Fam. Code § 3011, such best interest factors might include:

  • the child’s health, safety and welfare
  • whether either parent has a history of abuse against the child or the other parent
  • the nature and amount of contact with both parents
  • either parent’s history of illegal use of controlled substances, alcohol or prescribed medications

Naturally, custody negotiations can become high-conflict situations when parents sharply disagree with one another and are uncooperative.

Our firm offers strong support in all types of custody cases and can provide effective guidance on:

High-conflict custody negotiations: When children are in the middle of a bitter divorce, it is essential to retain an attorney who can resolve these disputes promptly and successfully. Our firm has an extensive track record of bridging the gap between feuding parents and delivering positive outcomes.

Relocation and modification: In our modern mobile society, there are often compelling reasons for a divorced parent to move or otherwise modify custody arrangements, such as a job change or an ailing parent. Whether you’re seeking to modify an existing custody order or strongly oppose one, we’ll protect your rights and keep the focus on your children.

Mediation: Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, we enable parents to set aside enmity and agree on key points concerning their children.

Why Work With An Attorney Experienced In Conflict Resolution?

Conflict between parents can have lasting emotional impacts on the children. This can manifest into problems they face in school, in their extracurricular activities and as they process their own emotions and relationship with their community.

As a result, it is best to work with an experienced custody lawyer who knows how to efficiently handle high conflict disputes to minimize as much of the disagreement as possible. With over 25 years of experience, we will use our analytical and straightforward legal skills to settle your custody issue as quickly and favorably as possible.

Guiding You Through Custody and Visitation Rulings

Judges can examine all types of information when deciding custody and visitation. Whether these issues are being resolved inside or outside the courtroom, our firm will take the time to consider factors that are frequently used in these determinations, such as the child’s age and health, whether substance abuse or violence exists in the home, and parenting ability.

From there, we will create a thorough strategy to establish the optimal environment for your child and help avoid any unnecessary conflict. We understand that every child is unique. We do not work with the same blueprint for every case. Instead, we provide individualized counsel throughout the custody process to craft a personalized case that addresses your and your child’s unique needs.

Let Us Fight For Your Family

Schedule an initial consultation online or at 619-573-6125 to speak with our team at Leigh K. Galyon, APC.