Do I need an attorney for child custody?
Yes, you do. Child custody and child support are the most litigated issues in California family law cases. They can be very complicated and take a very long time to adjudicate in court. Many times, domestic violence charges are taken into consideration in child custody cases even if the violence was not directed to the children. This is not something you should be handling on your own if you have limited knowledge of the legal system. You will want to find an attorney that is competent, empathetic, accessible and affordable. Family law services range between $5,000 - $8,000 as the retainer and $350 - $600 per hour billable. For more information about custody or any of our legal services, please call us for a free phone consultation! 714-642-3838