San Jose lawyer Andrew G. Marcellino is a trusted skilled advocate for your family law and criminal defense matters. He works hard to protect your rights and is a seasoned veteran of the courtroom as well as a tough negotiator, whether he is mediating custody issues, a property settlement or plea bargaining criminal charges.
When a parent's circumstances change significantly, such as due to relocation, job loss or gain, a criminal conviction, or rehabilitation following a conviction, the terms of the parenting plan can be changed through a petition for a modification of child custody terms. If you need to establish child custody or to modify the terms of a custody arrangement, our attorney can assist you.
At the Law Offices of Andrew G. Marcellino, we strive to do what is best for our clients and their families. To discuss your child custody options in a free initial consultation with our lawyer, contact our law firm online or call 408-266-5291 or 408-891-2546 (en Español).
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California courts weigh these and other factors when determining child custody:
California courts tend to favor living arrangements that are least disruptive to a child. They also support maintaining the child's continuing relationships with both parents, whenever possible.
These factors do not preclude parents from negotiating their own parenting plans, but merely set parameters for those negotiations. Whether you seek to negotiate a parenting plan, or are compelled to take the matter to court, our attorney has the experience and resolve to represent you effectively.
The "best interests" of the child is the overriding consideration in any California child custody decision. However, what a judge considers to be the best interest for your child may not be what you consider it to be. Custody is determined largely by a list of legal factors and how a judge interprets those factors.
At the Law Offices of Andrew G. Marcellino, in San Jose, California, we assist clients who seek child custody. Our experienced attorney understands how California child custody decisions work, and he can discuss your situation with you. Ultimately, we can help you pursue the legal custody, physical custody and visitation you desire as part of your parenting plan.