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Downey, CA Child Custody Lawyer

A Lawyer With 30 Years of Experience in Child Custody Cases

Working Towards Your Legal Goals and Keeping Your Children Safe From Harm's Way

Any time you are involved in a child custody dispute, your primary concern is ensuring that your children are being properly cared for and that they are not being negatively affected by the legal proceedings. It is perfectly reasonable to want to discuss all of your legal options with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. We handle child custody matters as part of a divorce or paternity proceeding.

At the Law Offices of Eugene M. Siegel, we have 30 years of experience providing for the legal needs of our clients in Downey, California. We will take all the time necessary to listen to the details of your situation and answer all of your questions and concerns. When you walk into our office, you will never feel rushed or that your case is not receiving the care and attention it deserves. Contact us via e-mail or call us at 562-862-7541 to learn about all of your rights and entitlements under the California Laws and Statutes as it applies to legal matters.

Establishing Legal and Physical Child Custody

  • Legal custody: When joint legal custody is awarded, both parents share the right and responsibility to make decisions pertaining to their children's upbringing, including those relating to health, education and religion.
  • Physical custody: This type of custody determines the amount of time children will stay with each parent.

Our founder, attorney Gene Siegel, has experience serving as Minor's Counsel - a court appointed position where a lawyer is in charge of protecting a child's interest in contested cases. He understands the fragile position children are put in during custody battles and will look out for your child's well-being while pursuing your legal goals.

Parenting Plans

If you are capable of getting along relatively well with the other parent of your child, we can assist you in drafting a mutually beneficial parenting plan. By working things out on your own and avoiding the courtroom, you can establish child custody and visitation rights while significantly lowering the chances of future disputes.

Contact us to learn about all of your rights and entitlements under the California Laws and Statutes as it applies to legal matters.