Roseville Child Custody & Support Attorney
Resolving Parental Disputes Across Sacramento & Surrounding Areas
The Roseville child custody and child support lawyers at Cecil Cianci Law, PC help clients make informed decisions regarding their children, so they can move forward with their lives with confidence and peace of mind.
We handle child custody and child support cases involving:
- Grandparent visitation
- Interstate custody
- Parental relocation & move-away cases
- Supervised visitation
Developing a Parenting Plan
When parents are unable to agree on their custody arrangements, the law requires the court to devise a parenting plan. The court uses the standard of the best interests of the child to develop a parenting plan. A variety of factors are considered by the court when making decisions regarding child custody.
The court will consider many different factors, including:
- The child’s age
- The health of the child
- The ability of each parent to care for the child
- The emotional bonds between parent and child
- The child’s involvement in school and the community
- Any history of domestic violence
- Any history of substance abuse
Whenever possible, it is better for the parents to make decisions rather than leaving it to a stranger. Our child custody and child support lawyers in Roseville work to find the best solution for each unique situation. We fight for our clients’ rights and the best interests of their children throughout the process.
Cohabitation in California
More and more couples are choosing to cohabitate before marriage or are choosing to cohabitate with no intention of marrying, even when children are members of the household. It is important to consider the consequences of your cohabitation arrangement if your living partner is not your child’s biological parent.
In the event of a split, child custody and visitation of your child will likely be fairly straightforward if your living partner is your child’s biological parent. If he or she is not, the arrangements could get complicated. Even if your living partner is not technically your child’s parent, if he or she has developed a substantial bond with your child and cares for him or her in any significant way, your partner may be entitled to visitation rights in the event of a split.
Living together often causes individuals to form intense bonds with one another and it may not be worth the risk to your child if you are unsure whether your potential living partner intends to stay for good. Finally, inviting your love interest to move in with you may dramatically affect your child generally, your parenting style specifically and your future overall. When considering cohabitation, proceed cautiously if you have children.
Source: Huffington Post, “Cohabitation With Children: What Are the Risks?” Terry Gaspard, Sep. 12, 2013
Establishing Child Support
Child support is only related to custody in the amount of support that is tied to how much time the child spends with each parent. It is important to understand that you cannot refuse to allow the child to spend time with the other parent due to the status of child support payments or to refuse to pay support because the other parent is not allowing you to see the child. If you are having a problem related to support payments or parenting time, our attorneys can help you find the best way to resolve the issue.