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Oceanside Child Custody Attorneys

Protecting Your Children & Your Rights

Few events in a parent's life are more stressful than child custody proceedings in a divorce or when modifying orders as situations and lives change. At Palmer Rodak & Associates, we provide experienced and committed representation designed to resolve these matters while protecting the rights and interests of our clients.

Discuss your case with us today by calling (760) 573-2223. Your initial 30-minute consultation is free of charge.

How We Can Help

Palmer Rodak & Associates represents clients in all child custody matters including:

  • Visitation rights
  • Parenting plans
  • Mediation proceedings
  • Modifications to custody and visitation
  • Parental relocations and move-away cases
  • Grandparent visitation rights
  • Custody evaluation proceedings

California favors joint custody, involving shared legal custody where both parents make decisions regarding medical treatment, education, and other critical concerns. Determining who a child lives with – physical custody – and who gets visitation can become complex, especially in a military divorce involving relocation or deployment. Our skilled assistance can help ensure clients make choices that are in the best interests of their children.

Mandatory Mediation

Parent with custodyWith few exceptions, Family Court Services (FCS) mediation is mandatory whenever custody or visitation is in question. Making a favorable impression on your FCS mediator can be essential to your overall success in the case.

Once the parents file a child custody or visitation case, the court sends them to meet with the Family Court Services (FCS) department. Attorneys are not permitted to participate in the Family Court Services mediation. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement regarding child custody and visitation issues, the FCS mediator will make a written recommendation to the judge.

Judges often rely heavily on the recommendations of the FCS mediator. Therefore, it is very important that you are well-prepared for the mediation. We can help you eliminate the risk of having an unfavorable report because of nervousness or because you are unprepared.

The lead lawyer in our mediation practice, Attorney Matthew E. Palmer, has extensive experience in mediation both in private practice and as a Pro Tem Judge in Vista, California. Mr. Palmer can explain how best to respond during the mediation process to help achieve a satisfactory outcome.

For a complimentary consultation with an Oceanside child custody attorney at our firm, call (760) 573-2223 or contact us online.

Testimonials

Former Clients Share Their Experience
  • My kids are my world and I am very happy to have her represent me in my case. I am extremely relieved having her by my side.

    “Layla made me feel so confident right away. She’s a very smart, strong woman who knows what she’s talking about. My kids are my world and I am very happy to have her represent me in my case. I am ...”

    - Corrie M.
  • I'm so thankful they took the time to meet with me, thank you so much Dillan!

    “Quality service!!! Comforting environment !! I'm so thankful they took the time to meet with me, thank you so much Dillan! I highly recommend coming here for any legal advice in family law! :)”

    - Amanda C.
  • His supporting staff is top-notch. I would highly recommend this firm.

    “Matthew took the time to explain things in detail during my consultation when I asked and did not pressure me when I told him that I needed additional time to make a decision. His supporting staff is ...”

    - Maria G.
  • Richard was very professional, he knew exactly the document he needed to complete for us, was very prompt in getting back to me and was very reasonable with his fee.

    “We used Palmer Rodak & Associates for our family's trust - to release funds from our deceased dad's 2 Wells Fargo accounts that were out of the state we reside in. Richard was very professional, he ...”

    - Maggie J.
  • “He was readily available for me in a moment of need. I reached out to his office and he was able to meet with me the same day!”

    - Robert B.
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