Your Role As A Parent Is Critical In Marriage And Divorce

We Make Sure Your Parental Rights Are Protected

When the relationship between a parent and child is threatened, it is no surprise that emotions will run high and arguments may ensue. A Hermosa Beach child custody lawyer must be able to focus on the needs of the parent without losing sight of the best interest of the child. At the Law Offices of Thomas M. Polinger, we have more than 35 years of experience protecting parent-child relationships for people like you, both in the initial custody decision and as the needs of the parent and the child change over time.

Our attorney, Thomas M. Polinger, truly understands child custody issues. The court often appoints a counsel to represent and protect the interests of minors in family law matters. He is frequently appointed by Los Angeles County courts as a minor's counsel. This not only means that he understands the role a minor's counsel may play in your case, it demonstrates the trust and respect he has earned by local judges.

What Is In The Best Interest Of The Child?

When both parents give indications that they are committed and caring parents, the court will almost always opt for joint legal custody and some form of shared physical custody. We will take the time to educate you about the finer points of these arrangements.

When one parent is not fully capable of properly caring for the child, perhaps because he or she is involved in drugs or suffering from an alcohol addiction, different arrangements will be appropriate in order to protect the child. We will advocate for you and your child to ensure that your child's safety is not put at risk by spending time with the other parent.

We are skilled at handling the most complex child custody and visitation matters, including interstate and international child custody issues. We are also available to address the rights of grandparents and protect their relationships with their grandchildren.

Handling Post-Judgment Issues

In addition to handling child custody and visitation issues during divorce or in tandem with a paternity action, we also handle all post-judgment issues. We can assist with modifications of child custody arrangements, as well as enforcement.

An Experienced Legal Team You Can Trust

For a consultation, call our California law office at 310-697-8868 or contact us online. We accept credit cards and can arrange evening or Saturday appointments upon request.