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Areas of Practice Domestic Partnership
Cohabitation Agreements
Custody / Visitation
Dissolution of Domestic Partnership
Domestic Partner Adoption
Estate Planning for Domestic Partners
Legal Separation of Domestic Partners
Nullity of Domestic Partnership
Registration of Domestic Partnership
Same Sex Domestic Violence
Termination of Domestic Partnership

Child Custody Disputes Between Domestic Partners

Attorneys Handling Custody & Visitation Issues for Gay and Lesbian Couples

It is unfortunate that a parent’s sexual orientation will affect things such as child custody and visitation, but this is a fact that many individuals have to deal with on a daily basis throughout California. At Claery & Green, our attorneys handle situations involving child custody and visitation for same sex couples as well as gay, lesbian & bisexual individuals in California. Child custody and visitation should be determined based upon the best interests of the child, not the sexual preference of the parents, and this is a concept our lawyers will fight hard to uphold.

Another issue frequently affecting specifically gay and lesbian couples is when two partners sharing custody of a child separate or terminate their domestic partnership. If you and your partner are considering separating or have already taken legal action to separate or dissolve your domestic partnership, a lawyer from our firm will help you with child custody and visitation arrangements. Gay or lesbian couples may have a shared child who is the biological child of either partner or who is adopted.  In either case, your attorney will work to help you and your partner come up with a custody or visitation arrangement that will suit everyone’s needs including the child’s.

One partner of a same-sex couple who has shared parenting responsibilities will need legal help to assert and protect their bond with a child when a relationship ends. The attorneys at our firm represent biological parents as well as non-biological parents in custody disputes between same sex partners.  For the non-biological same-sex partner who is a parental figure in a child's life, there is a very limited window of time in which to file a case for visitation or shared custody in California, so you should take immediate action if you want to have a chance at obtaining custody or visitation with your children.

Contact a California same sex advocacy attorney at Claery & Green today to discuss any issue you may be having regarding child custody or visitation!

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