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Delano Child Custody Lawyer
Compassionate, Empathic Legal Guidance for Custody Disputes
Child custody battles can be incredibly challenging for all parties involved. As parents, there's arguably no greater priority than taking care of your children and raising them in a nurturing environment.
However, when a separation or divorce is involved, child custody negotiations easily become tense and emotional.
Here at Divorced by Design, we understand the delicate nature of these situations, and our team is dedicated to helping you navigate this challenging process.
With years of experience and a comprehensive understanding of family law, we can provide a steady hand during an otherwise difficult, contentious time.
Let us take the weight off your shoulders and increase your chances of the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.
For child custody representation in Delano and beyond, call our team at (661) 760-2872.
How We Prepare for Your Custody Case
Before we start drafting up family law paperwork, we meet with you to go over your concerns and goals. Then, we take time to review all the necessary information thoroughly. Our job is to build a strong case for your child’s best interests, allowing you to focus on your life and your family.
How Long Will a Child Custody Case Last?
Unfortunately, there is no set time frame. Each case is unique and dependent on various factors.
When parents can come to an agreement outside of court, the process typically ends more quickly, generally 2 to 3 months. However, if there are custody disputes, the case could last anywhere from a few months to over a year.
Key factors that impact the duration of a custody case in California include:
- The complexity of the case
- Issues with domestic violence or child abuse
- The schedules of the judges and attorneys involved
Making an Unfit Parent Claim in CA
If a parent's behavior or actions endanger the physical or emotional well-being of their child, the court may terminate their parental rights.
Courts will consider:
- Untreated mental illness
- Drug or alcohol addiction
- The history of abuse or neglect
- Failure to provide basic necessities such as food, shelter, and medical care
If you are worried that the other parent poses a danger to your child, our experienced team can help you make your case before the court.
For all your child custody needs in Delano and beyond, you can trust us to stand by your side. Schedule a consultation today by calling (661) 760-2872.
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“Mr. Rice went above and beyond for my parents. He answered all of our questions and made us feel very comfortable and at ease! Would recommend him 100x.”- Chelsey Crump
He’s a man of his word and he takes the worry out of this process
“I highly recommend Garrett Rice if you need a divorce attorney. Divorce can be chaotic and stressful but not with him. He’s a man of his word and he takes the worry out of this process. his office is very responsive and they are with you every step of the way! Garrett goes above and beyond!!!”- Whitney Rainwater
Garret represented my case with the utmost professionalism and care
“Garret represented my case with the utmost professionalism and care. I really felt that he provided a personal touch with his representation. I thoroughly believe that without his knowledge and litigation expertise, I would have had a different outcome in my case.”- Nick Lidgett
Whether you need your divorce handled with white gloves or a shark in the court Garrett is your man!
“Mr. Rice is an amazing lawyer not only was he efficient he listened to my needs and the needs of my children and executed them perfectly in court. He’s a no-nonsense lawyer with a proven track record. Whether you need your divorce handled with white gloves or a shark in the court Garrett is your man! I will definitely recommend him to any and everyone I know! I’ve had 2 other lawyers in Bakersfield and no one is even close to as good as him. He’s the smartest person in the room by far and doesn’t accept the games played in family court.”- Justin Debrum
Garrett is a very compassionate and understanding attorney
“Garrett is a very compassionate and understanding attorney. He is not in it for the money but only for the best interest of you and your family. He will not give you false hopes during the case. Garrett is always prepared for court, speaks very direct, dresses very nicely and is presentable for court, and is highly favored by the judges. Every time we went to court we received the results we wanted and he did all the talking. He defends you in and out of court when the other side wants to get out of line. I love that he gives his clients his direct number and you can contact him directly whenever. We are very seasoned with the attorneys here in Bakersfield, and 98% of them are money hungry, have no interest in your case (but they will fake it to get your money), and will continue your case for years which equals thousands of dollars you will never see again. So! If you are looking for an attorney who will get the job done and genuinely cares about you or are debating changing attorneys because they fall in that 98% category, GARRETT IS YOUR MAN! You’ll thank me later 😉”- Camille Elijah
Family-CenteredOur team is here to shoulder the legal burden of your case so that you can focus on caring for your family.
Free ConsultationsWe understand you have questions, our firm provides free consultations to help get you started in the right direction.
Flexible SchedulesWe understand that dealing with a family law dispute is never easy. We want to help ease that burden by making ourselves available when you need us most.
Customized StrategiesOur attorneys will customize their strategy to you and your needs, helping you identify and pursue a positive resolution in your case.