Taking On Challenging Custody and Support Matters
For parents who are divorcing or separating, the single biggest issue is preserving their relationships with their children. Every parent is rightfully concerned about the impact of divorce on his or her children. Skilled, conscientious legal counsel can help you and your family withstand the rigors of divorce, while also protecting your rights.
For years, people throughout Sacramento and beyond have placed their trust in the Law Offices of Fredrick S. Cohen. Attorney Fredrick S. (Rick) Cohen is certified by the California State Bar as Legal Specialist in family law. This is a reflection of his experience, his education and his reputation among other lawyers and judges. As a result, the firm is uniquely equipped to handle the full range of family law matters.
Working To Create Balanced Custody Arrangements
Under California law, child custody is divided into two components: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to each parent’s ability to make decisions about the child’s health, education and general welfare. Physical custody refers to where the child will live. It is common for parents to share joint legal custody and joint physical custody, although depending on many factors, one parent may have sole physical custody and/or sole legal custody.
Even if one parent has sole physical custody, the other parent will typically have visitation rights. Parents will typically have the freedom to negotiate workable resolutions that maintain the existing parent-child relationship. Of course, if parents are unable to reach a mutually satisfactory solution, the courts may be required to do.
The Law Offices of Fredrick S. Cohen advises parents on ways to reach for their goals reasonably and efficiently, urging clients to put their children first and keep children out of adult conflicts to the greatest extent possible for the sake of their stability and overall well-being. Rick Cohen is adept at negotiations, mediation and litigation.
Effectively Resolving Child Support Issues
In California, child support is calculated using a statutory formula. While straightforward on the surface, many complicating factors can arise, particularly if one or both spouses own a business or are self-employed. The firm’s attorneys and staff have extensive experience representing parents who expect to pay or receive child support.