Due to their personal nature, family law cases are often emotionally charged. While Attorney Feral has a strong litigation background, she is also an experienced negotiator and believes in resolving family law issues in a dignified manner. Negotiations may save clients time, money, and stress. It is important to remember that a divorce court is not a place to get revenge on a spouse. Instead, it is simply designed to divide property fairly and settle custody and support issues if the spouses are unable to agree on them.
Child custody is often a contested issue in a divorce. In California, custody determinations are made based on what is in the best interest of a child. The factors that a court will examine include the age of the child, the relationship of the child to each parent, the child’s preferences, the viability of the current living situation, and the child’s adjustment to their current home and community, as well as any other factor that may be relevant to the child’s overall well-being.