Child Custody Document Preparation

What is Child Custody?

Child custody refers to a court order that awards a parent rights and responsibilities for the care, control and maintenance of minor children. Custody is addressed in divorce, legal separation and proceedings to establish a parental relationship. Once orders have been established they are always subject to modification based on what is in the best interest of the minor children involved.

 Custody – The Process

Acquiring a new custody order is integrated in the petition for a dissolution of marriage, a legal separation or a parental relationship establishment. Custody orders can be granted without a court hearing if both parents are in agreement and the best interests of the children are met. If one parent fails to participate in the case, custody orders can still be granted. If the parents cannot reach an agreement, an order will be made by the judge after a court ordered mediation appointment. Most parents who go to mediation work out an agreement, which is then ordered at the hearing. When parents are unable to work out an agreement in mediation, the process to obtain custody orders can become very complicated and an attorney should be consulted. Some family law courts use a triage system to help parents get orders in one day rather than making two trips to the court. In emergency circumstances, temporary custody orders can be made in one or two days.

The process to modify an existing custody order is the same except that there is less paperwork due to the fact that a judgment has already been entered. The fees to obtain a modified order will be significantly lower because of that.

Our Approach to Custody Documents – Fast and Accurate

We will provide the most professional and competent service you can get from a legal document assistant. Whether the child custody is part of a divorce, a legal separation, or through the Department of Child Support Services for a parental obligation, we are legally qualified and experienced to prepare your documents. We can also guide you through the court procedures to obtain legal and/or physical child custody of your minor children. Child support is sometimes addressed with custody. Visit our child support page here. We can schedule an appointment same or next day to start your child custody documents. Once we get the information needed, documents are ready within a few days for signing.

Our Custody Document Preparation is Top Quality

We can assist if child custody will be kept outside of the courtroom or if a hearing will be set when a mutual agreement cannot be reached. We will make sure that all documents are prepared professionally, filed and served correctly and that you are aware of and ready to meet all the court’s requirements. The most important issue in the family law court is making sure the needs of your children are met. The most important decision you will make is the selection of professional legal assistance. We take pride in what we can do for you. We are bonded and registered as required by California Business & Professions Code §6400. Click here to read the Code which pertains to the requirements of the Legal Document Assistance Profession. We offer flat flee, upfront prices so you never have any surprises. BEWARE of businesses that don’t comply with the law.

The Best Choice for Custody Preparation

  • Bonded and registered as required by California Business & Professions Code §6400
  • We Have been preparing Custody Documents since 1996
  • Most of our business comes to us through referrals from our satisfied clients
  • Flat fee & clear upfront pricing mean no surprises
  • Same & Next Day Appointments Available
  • More 5 Star Reviews Than Any Other in the Local Industry

What Our  Clients Say

Thank you Joel and Annette, For guiding me through this most difficult time with kindness and professionalism. My ex payed two or three times the money and received much less in services by her attorney then I received by you.
T. Britian, Riverside, CA

Annette, Thanks so much for all the direction provided… You’ve been a godsend, and we’ll be forever grateful. With great appreciation
D &B Palmer, Riverside, CA

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