Child Custody

Orange County Child Custody Attorney

Protecting Your Child's Future in Orange County Divorce Cases

One of the most contested issues is child custody. Where will the children live and with whom? It is very important that this decision is made in the best interests of the child; however, in some cases, it is still difficult to make a decision. Many divorces end up going to court to have a judge decide where the children will live because they simply cannot come to an accord on the subject. If you need effective litigation skills when you are going through a divorce that involves children, you can turn to The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman. The Orange County child custody lawyers on Mr. Bridgman's team are fully dedicated to providing each client with the service and attention they need and deserve.

Why Choose Our Child Custody Lawyers in Orange County

The Discovery Process in Child Custody
Most child custody cases will begin with a deep inquiry into the details of you and your spouse's personal lives. It's the judge's job to decide who is best fit for custody of the child and what the appropriate visitation schedule should be, if joint custody is not awarded. This is known as the discovery process, and a child custody lawyer will help you present all of the information that the judge may ask for without revealing more than is necessary.

Presenting Your Best Self in Child Custody Hearings
Child custody can be an extremely touchy subject. If things don't transpire in the courtroom the way you expected them to, it's important to maintain your composure. The goal is to be viewed by the judge as a positive parent. You will be judged by your past behaviors as well as how you present yourself in court. Our team has seen a full spectrum of unfavorable child custody scenarios, and they will advise you against doing or saying something that may be harmful to your case.

Navigating Court Dynamics with a Skilled Custody Lawyer
When you work with a local divorce attorney, they may be familiar with the judge, the opposing attorney and the custody evaluator, and will coach you on the best ways to present your side of the case. If your spouse's attorney is known to be aggressive, your lawyer will prepare you for the barrage of questions they may present in court. When it comes to child custody disputes, you should not step foot in court without competent legal counsel by your side.

Guidance Through Your Orange County Custody Battle

When deciding on custody, all courts in California will consider the child's best interests first. Some custody arrangements will involve sharing time equally at both parents' homes, while some will involve spending more time with one parent. Even if your case does not go to court, your Orange County child custody lawyer will advocate for your children's rights throughout the negotiations leading up to your divorce settlement. We feel very strongly that your children deserve the best possible future.

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation with Our Orange County Team Today



Whether you are facing criminal charges, contemplating divorce, struggling with debt, or dealing with complex immigration issues, The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman is well-equipped to help. With more than three decades of experience, our skilled attorneys in Orange County, CA are available to assist with a wide range of legal matters. All you have to do is fill out the form below or give us a call at (949) 558-2799 to get started. From there, we can help guide you down the right path. Fill out our free and confidential case evaluation form below. A qualified attorney will evaluate your case and determine how the firm can help.

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