Top Sacramento Child Custody Lawyers Near You

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Judy L. Ford, Attorney at Law

Child Custody Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

916-476-8808

Committed to Handling Your Family Law Matter with Care and Compassion, Representing Your Best Interest. Call Today!

Experiencing a divorce or child custody issue can affect a family at its very core. Strong emotions and different points of view makes it hard to solve problems. When the differences cannot be resolved, you need an attorney who takes a personal stake in every case she handles. Attorney Judy L. Ford is a sole practitioner. She believes that to be trusted with her …

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O'Brien Family Law PC

Child Custody Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

916-468-4230

Call Today for a Strong, Experienced Family Law Advocate

Contact the O'Brien Family Law PC today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Family Law  Divorce Custody & Visitation Alimony Call the O'Brien Family Law PC today at 916-468-4230 to arrange your consultation.  

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Law Office of Richard R. Johnson

Child Custody Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

305-916-6782

Experience Matters, Especially During Difficult Custody And Visitation Matters. It Is Important To Hire The Right Attorney. Call Us Today!

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Williams & Javellana LLP

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Sacramento, CA

Free Consultation

530-794-8905

Serving all of Glenn County, Red Bluff, Butte County, Sacramento County, Yellow County, Coulusa County, Sutter, Yuba County and Plumas County

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Law Offices of Keith Banks

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Sacramento, CA

Call Us Today for Guidance on Any Questions You Might have Regarding Your Family Law Matter.

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Ewing Law Group

Child Custody Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

We Provide Effective and Knowledgeable Representation throughout Your Families Sensitive and Emotional Needs

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Hose & Sanchez, PC

Child Custody Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

Free Consultation

Affordable Family Law and Estate Planning Solutions.

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Sacramento Child Custody Information

Are You Trying to Get Custody of a Child?

Achieving custody of a child can be a highly emotional battle between parents. Add to that a number of legal issues courts weigh to award custody and child custody cases can become daunting. This area of law significantly impacts the child's present well being and future.

Legal Issues in Child Custody

In determining who gets custody, courts consider what is in the "best interest" of the child, which is a broad term that does not have a fixed standard and can take into account a number of considerations. Child custody law is complex, so to get the best result obtaining the services of a qualified Sacramento attorney who practices child custody law is imperative.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

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Court Locations in Sacramento, CA

Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse

720 9th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 874-5522

William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse

3341 Power Inn Rd., Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 875-3400

Carol Miller Justice Center

301 Bicentennial Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 875-7746