Children are the most precious beings on our planet.  It is important that children grow up in the most stable and nurturing environment possible. Your children’s development can be immensely affected by the parenting they receive, and it can be necessary to work with a family law attorney to obtain a parenting plan that provides them with the structure and stability to thrive.

Family court is a complex system, and judges have broad discretion to issue orders that will further California’s public policies of keeping the health, safety and welfare of children as a top priority while ensuring that both parents have frequent and continuing contact with them. In creating a child custody and visitation order, the court looks to what is in “the best interest of the minor children.” With each family’s unique needs and circumstances, it can be difficult to determine what’s best for everyone. Often times, what’s best can’t be laid out in black and white and requires meticulous attention to the facts of each case.

Co-parenting can be a difficult task. This is especially true if one parent is suffering from addiction issues, does not communicate, or has a pattern of controlling behavior and/or domestic violence. Issues arise, and action must be taken to protect the children’s welfare.

When faced with a child custody or visitation dispute, it is important to have an experienced advocate by your side to ensure that you obtain a court order that is in the best interest of your children. Elisabeth Donovan works with each client personally to develop a detailed strategy for case success, putting the children’s needs first in every situation. Whether the case is settled outside of court or litigated, Attorney Donovan’s end goal is achieve results that are best suited for her clients and their families. 

To learn more about the process of obtaining or modifying a child custody and visitation order, contact Law Office of Elisabeth Donovan to set up a complimentary consultation.


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