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Child Custody and Support

Resolving issues vital to your child’s future
Child custody is one of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. Attorney Larry D. Hughes is dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment. He represents families in California in all aspects of child custody and visitation, including:

  • Primary and joint custody arrangements
  • Visitation rights
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Modification of custody and visitation orders
  • Enforcement of orders
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Decisions related to religion, education and upbringing of the child

Advantages of mediation
Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, couples can often set aside hostility and agree on key decisions affecting their children. Mediation can be a highly-effective tool for parents to preserve their children’s well-being and the stability of their lives during the turbulent process of divorce. Mediation takes some of the stress out of child custody conflicts and puts important child-rearing decisions in the hands of the parents rather than the court. Family law attorney Larry D. Hughes meticulously develops mediation strategies that carefully guide the negotiating process toward healthy resolution.

Dedicated to your child’s well-being

Parents must consider not only how divorce affects them, but also how it affects their children — both emotionally and financially. Child support attorney Larry D. Hughes has 35 years of experience in all family law matters. He helps you obtain a fair and reasonable child support arrangement that allows you to raise your child in a safe and healthy environment.

He helps parents:

  • Understand child support guidelines
  • Negotiate child support through mediation
  • Litigate child support issues
  • Enforce  child support orders
  • Modify child support orders

Child support guidelines
California law establishes general child support guidelines. He can help you understand the basis and structure of these guidelines and how they apply to you. He can help you obtain support payments that best accommodate your financial circumstances and most appropriately provide for your child’s needs.

Litigation of child support
In some cases, litigation is necessary for your child to receive fair financial support from both parents. Attorney Hughes methodically prepares for litigation to achieve the most equitable support arrangement for your child.

Enforcement of child support
If your spouse has fallen behind on child support payments, you may need assistance to collect the money that rightfully belongs to your child. He guides you through the process of enforcing your child support order.

Modification of child support
Financial problems may put you in a different financial situation than when you and your spouse divorced. However, you must continue to pay child support until the court modifies your order. Attorney Hughes can help you expeditiously process a modification of your child support order so that you and your former spouse more equitably share in the expenses of raising your
child.

Contact an experienced family law attorney
Law Offices of Larry D. Hughes has been helping clients with family law matters for more than 35 years. Call attorney Hughes at 408 370-5200 or contact him online to schedule a free initial appointment.