FRESNO CHILD CUSTODY LAWYER – HELPING PARENTS THROUGH CHILD CUSTODY CHALLENGES

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Nothing is more important than your children. If you are involved in or anticipate a child custody dispute, call the lawyers at the law firm of Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian immediately. We have over 75 years of combined experience handling all aspects of child guardianship issues including visitation, decision-making, modifications, emergency issues, and enforcement.

WE FIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN

With the help of our skilled child custody lawyers, divorcing couples sometimes can work out their custody issues in a collaborative law setting without the need for a courtroom trial before a judge. We offer divorcing couples that option through the Collaborative Law Practice Group. In other divorces, guardianship and visitation are bitterly contested and a hearing will be required. In those cases, we will fight aggressively for you and your children. For more than two decades, we have diligently represented the rights and best interests of the children involved in divorce.

Paul Pimentel took a tragic event in our lives and guided us through the entire process. He was very, professional, kind and caring to our family. His staff is wonderful! We will be forever grateful for his expertise and the kind treatment we received. – Renay Weis

JOINT VS. SOLE CUSTODY

California courts begin by presuming that joint guardianship is preferable in most cases, but sole custody will always be granted if a court determines it is in the best interests of the child. Even when a single parent is granted custody, the noncustodial parent will usually receive visitation privileges, although the court may impose child support and requirement for visits to be supervised by a state agency or another responsible party. The court will additionally decide who has the right to make final choices about a child’s education, medical care, religious teaching, and other important decisions.

Our experienced divorce attorneys maintain flexible hours to meet our clients’ scheduling needs, and we return every client call promptly. Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian serves clients in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kingsburg, and Hanford counties. Our staff speaks Spanish and French, so don’t let a language barrier keep you from the legal help you need. If you are dealing with any matter related to divorce or child custody, call the child custody lawyers of Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian today at 559-277-7300 or contact us online to set up an initial consultation.