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Child Custody Lawyer in Covina

Need help getting custody of your child?

When a married couple decides to divorce, the situation can be further complicated if they have children. Settling matters of child custody and child support can be contentious for the parents and emotionally traumatic for the children involved.

When facing the realities of a child custody settlement, retaining the services of a seasoned child custody lawyer will help ensure your case is presented fairly and accurately to the judge that is hearing your case.

The Benefits of Working with Attorney Eads

If you are dealing with a child custody issue, then get in touch with my firm, The Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. Here's why you should work with me:

  • I have assisted numerous clients in obtaining custody rights to their children and understand all the issues at stake.
  • I am AV® Preeminent™ rated in family law by Martindale-Hubbell®.
  • I first try to settle your case in mediation, before moving to litigation, so that you can have effective and affordable results.

Contact me at (626) 788-9864 to get in touch today!

Developing a Parenting Plan

Before your case is taken to court, the judge may require you to try and work out a parenting plan, which is also known as a custody and visitation agreement.

It should detail your plan for the following:

  • Time: create a regular schedule for when the children will be with which parent
  • Decisions: determine who will make the decisions about education, health, and general well-being of the children

When making your parenting plan, it is important that you consider each child's specific needs and desires, as well as make the plan detailed enough so that it will be easy to follow later on.

How Child Custody is Determined

Many factors are taken into consideration when deciding matters of child custody. Both parents will be evaluated based on their stability, monetary situation and ability to care for the children involved. In all cases, the judge will make his or her decision based on what is determined to be in the "best interest" of the children.

The judge will look at certain factors, including:

  • If the child will be able to stay in the house they have been living in
  • The mental and physical health of the parents
  • The child's preference (if they are old enough to make that decision)
  • The ability to maintain a stable routine for the child (getting them to school and activities on time, etc.)

In many cases, the parent that receives primary custody may be entitled to child support from the other parent in order to help offset the cost of caring for the children.

Make an Appointment for Your Free Consultation

When fighting for your parenting rights, an attorney from The Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. will help you present your case to the judge to give you the best chance at retaining custody of your children. My firm understands the scary nature of a child custody hearing and will help support you every step of the way.

I have years of experience handling child custody cases and will do everything in my power to ensure you can continue parenting your children. My firm's goal is to help minimize the traumatic nature of a child custody hearing in order to offer you and your family stability during this trying time.

Contact a Covina child custody attorney from my firm today to discuss your child custody options: (626) 788-9864.

A Practical Guide to California Family Law By Paul A. Eads, Esq.

This book, written By Paul A. Eads, helps readers know how to prepare before they initiate a legal endeavor and helps make the legal terms of family law issues easier to understand.


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    "Mr. Eads, you are a true master in your field and I will always be available should any of your prospective clients want to contact me as a reference."
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    "Mr. Eads worked hard for me and I am confident he will do the same for you."
    My ex boyfriend was very abusive. His attorney seemed to be very aggressive and was always filing Ex Parte (emergency) hearings for me to appear in court. Due to a cost issue, I attempted to handle matters myself but it seemed that I could not get my point accrues to the judge who seemed to be familiar with my ex boyfriend’s attorney. I found Mr. Eads in the phonebook and I thought I would give him a call. Mr. Eads was able to get the restraining order I was seeking and my ex boyfriend ended up paying Mr. Eads’ attorney fees. I can now feel rest-assured that my daughter and I will be safe. I also happy that I do not have to deal with my ex’s attorney anymore. Mr. Eads worked hard for me and I am confident he will do the same for you.
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    "The outcome was much more than I ever expected to receive."
    My previous attorney failed to show up for my court date and as a result, the matter was set for trial without any input from my side. I desperately sought out an attorney but most of them wanted a huge retainer up front. I found Mr. Eads and when I went in for a consultation, I found that his retainer was more than reasonable. I also liked the fact that he practices exclusively family law and seems very familiar with the local judicial officers. I felt very comfortable with Mr. Eads in my corner going into my trial and I found that the outcome was much more than I ever expected to receive. Mr. Eads was very thorough in my case evaluation and helped me get everything I was entitled to.
    - J.L.
    "Mr. Eads when to bat for me and in my opinion, hit a home run."
    I decided to hire Mr. Eads based on his experience and the fact that his practice is limited to Family Law.
    - Veronica S.
    "Mr. Eads was able to help structure a settlement that allowed me to keep my business while sharing the business debts with my ex."
    I am a business owner and when I got divorced, I was terrified that I would lose my business. My business was also heavily leveraged against and I did not have enough capitol to sustain the business and pay my wife spousal support. My ex had an attorney who was very intimidating and kept pressuring me to liquidate the business so that I could pay his attorney’s fees. I was referred to Mr. Eads by a friend. Mr. Eads was able to help structure a settlement that allowed me to keep my business while sharing the business debts with my ex. I was also able to shorten my spousal support obligation. I really appreciate Mr. Eads professionalism and guidance during these difficult times.
    - J.A.
    "Not only did Mr. Eads get my daughter returned to me, I was able to have full physical custody."
    I am honored to write this review for Mr. Eads after he helped reunify me with my daughter after my ex abducted her and moved to Arizona. I was devastated when I came home from work to find my ex had left with all our daughter’s belongings. I called the police who told me I needed to hire an attorney. I came across Mr. Eads’ website and I was impressed with his bio. I contacted him immediately and within days, we were in court requesting that my the DA Abduction unit assist me in the return of my daughter. Not only did Mr. Eads get my daughter returned to me, I was able to have full physical custody and my ex has summer and holiday visitation. Mr. Eads is truly my hero. Thanks Mr. Eads!
    - Paul W.

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