Custody and Visitation

If you are going through a divorce, you likely put child custody and visitation (called time-sharing) matters at the top of your priority list. You naturally want the best for your children. You want to participate in your children's upbringing.

The Law Offices of David M. Lederman is highly experienced in child custody matters. Attorney David Lederman is a specialist in family law as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. We use this experience to protect our clients' rights and achieve their child custody goals.

During and After the Divorce Process

Our family law firm will conscientiously represent your child custody interests at all stages of the divorce process and afterward, if necessary. We will review your initial situation, explain your options and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your case.

If a custody and visitation matter arises after the divorce decree, our firm can help you seek a change in the custody or visitation orders, should changed circumstances make this necessary.

Custody and Visitation Mediation

The first step in any child custody/visitation proceeding will be court-ordered mediation. We cannot participate during the mediation session, but we can provide guidance to help you prepare for it.

Usually, the mediator is a court-appointed professional, but private mediation is often worth the extra expense.

Negotiated and Litigated Solutions

Negotiated custody and visitation solutions are often the best for you and your children. In most cases, we can achieve workable and satisfactory custody and visitation arrangements through negotiations with your ex-spouse's attorney.

When it is in the best interests of you and your child, we will assertively litigate to achieve your goals and protect your rights.

A child custody attorney at our firm can answer all your questions about custody and visitation. We can also recommend your best course of action. To get started, call 866-463-2149 or send us a message online to schedule an appointment at the Law Offices of David M. Lederman in Walnut Creek or Antioch.