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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.
After 7 years of fighting a battle that was not moving forward, I came to TPS seeking help. I was given a free consultation where I explained what my case was concerning. I signed papers allowing them to be my lawyers that same day with full confidence that they would be able to help me.
I was being pushed around and treated unfairly by the party I was up against. TPS took the time to loo (...)
FULFILLED. Is how I felt when I won my case with TP&S! They won my case above and beyond what I expected.
The nature of my case was delicate and they treat it just like it. They made me feel comfortable and understood through the process. I was never let "go", my calls and e-mails were answered every time.
I WOULD RECOMMEND THEIR OFFICE 110% EVERY TIME.
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“We faced every parent’s absolutely worst nightmare. We lost our twin babies to a tragic and horrible accident. We didn’t know what or if we could do anything about what had happened. We prayed to the Lord to guide us in our time of need and, we believe, he led us to Mr. Paul Pimentel at Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian. After we explained what had happened, Mr. Pimentel came to our home, lis (...)
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“Life can be unpredictable. Recently, I found myself suddenly facing several complex and unexpected legal challenges. Thankfully Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian was able to advise and protect my interests. Not only do I have the utmost confidence in their advice and abilities, but I can tell you how convenient it is to have several lawyers on whom I can call for help. Their understanding, co (...)
"I know all too well how mundane and repetitive the practice of law can be. I can only imagine what family law can do! For me and mine, you were a God send to us 17 years ago (almost to the day!). Lauren was a shy, quiet and scared little kid back then. With your guidance and hard work, you were able to give us peace and freedom. It was then that she began to flourish. She has become an incr (...)