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Ventura Child Custody Attorney


Ventura Child Custody Lawyer at the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin has been helping clients resolve the child custody aspect of their divorce or separation cases, as well as resolve child custody disputes, for more than 35 years. A seasoned child custody attorney with our law firm can help you settle your child custody matter, no matter how complex, with compassion and skill.


Contact a Ventura Child Custody Lawyer today by calling (805) 658-1000. We are pleased to offer all new clients a confidential, complimentary in office consultation. A knowledgeable child custody attorney will meet with you to review all of the relevant details pertaining to your child custody case and discuss your concerns, goals and expectations. We will provide you with intelligent, insightful and realistic advice during your free consultation.  


At the Law Office of Robert Baskin, we understand that custody disputes are extremely emotional and stressful, and strive to help our clients resolve their custody matters as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Child Custody Lawyer in Ventura

When a couple with children separates or files for divorce, a determination must be made with respect to:Ventura Child Custody Attorney


The party with whom the child will spend the majority of the time residing (physical custody) – and –

Which party will be assigned the right to make decisions with respect to the child’s health, education, and welfare (legal custody)


If you have a custody dispute, contact us today. A highly experienced Ventura Child Custody Lawyer from our firm will use their skills as highly effective negotiators and will make every effort to settle your custody dispute peacefully through mediation negotiations. This will not only prevent acrimonious litigation, but prevent strangers who are unfamiliar with your family dynamic from making decisions with respect to your children.   


If the parties are unable to successfully negotiate custody, they will be required to meet with a mediator. The mediator will meet with both parents as well as the child / children involved, and will make a child custody recommendation to the Family Law Judge based upon the totality of the circumstances.


The mediator’s findings will be based upon a wide variety of factors, including but not limited to the following:


The emotional and mental fitness of each parent

The ability of each parent to care for the child / children

Each parent’s ability to provide a stable and nurturing environment

Which parent has been the primary caregiver

The nature of each parent’s relationship with the child / children

Which parent will be more likely to foster a relationship between the child / children and the non-custodial parent


The primary purpose of a custody evaluation is to ensure that the best interests of the children are taken into account. Although the Court is not bound by the mediator’s findings, deviations from these findings are rare. It is imperative that you have a knowledgeable Ventura Child Custody Attorney who will fight vigorously on your behalf to see that your rights pertaining to your children are protected.


Child Custody Cases Handled by our Ventura Attorneys

At the Ventura Law Office of Attorney Robert M. Baskin, an experienced child custody lawyer can represent parties in all child custody matters, including:


Joint Physical Custody

Primary Physical Custody with Visitation Rights

Sole Physical Custody

Joint Legal Custody

Sole Legal Custody

Post Judgment Child Custody Modifications

Parental Relocation Cases


Under California Law, there is a presumption that joint legal custody is in the best interests of the children. However, this presumption may be overcome if one party is able to demonstrate that joint legal custody would be detrimental to the children’s well-being.

California’s child custody laws are highly complex and child custody cases can quickly become volatile. Parties should not attempt to handle child custody cases without the assistance of an experienced child custody attorney. We have more than 35 years’ experience representing clients in complex child custody disputes.


Call a Knowledgeable Ventura Child Custody Attorney for a Free Consultation

Whether you are involved in an uncontested child custody matter or a hostile child custody dispute, the Law Office of Ventura Child Custody Lawyer Robert M. Baskin will provide intelligent, knowledgeable representation to help you resolve custody issues.


Please contact an experienced Child Custody Lawyers today at (805) 658-1000 to schedule an appointment for a free, confidential in office consultation.


One of Ventura’s leading Family Law Firms, all of our attorneys possess the skill to preserve and protect your parental rights, and will fight vigorously to protect the best interests of your children.


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