The Best Interests Of Your Child
As a parent, you want to protect your child’s interests throughout your divorce and after proceedings have ended. Our legal team at Tamera C. Trindade, CFLS* Attorney and Counselor at Law, has the experience to help you protect your interests by promoting your child’s best interests.
Our attorney, Tamera Trindade, has worked with thousands of Shasta County parents during the last 30 years and is also a Board Certified Family Law Specialist. We use her skill and expertise to minimize the impact of divorce and family law proceedings have on children.
We have a child-centered approach, explaining how the courts are required to focus on the child’s best interest for all decisions affecting the child. We provide informed advice and counsel, working to develop arguments that further your interests by showing how those goals are in your child’s best interest.
Experienced Guidance For Custody Negotiations
In California, custody agreements assign parenting and legal responsibilities to each parent. Child custody can refer to:
- Physical custody of the child that identifies where the child will live
- Legal custody of the child that establishes the decisions each parent is authorized to make regarding the child’s growth and development
- Sole custody that gives one parent complete control over legal custody, physical custody or both
- Joint custody in which parents share custody
Ms. Trindade knows how to negotiate favorable custody and visitation terms during sessions. If you and your estranged spouse are unable to find an out-of-court solution, she advocates clients in court.
Designing Parenting Plans With Your Child In Mind
Well-written parenting plans help to reduce custody conflicts between parents and set realistic guidelines for raising children after divorce. Ms. Trindade tailors plans that promote your parental rights and also encourages children to develop strong ties with both parents.
Parenting plans should address timesharing concerns that include:
- Transportation between visitation sessions
- Vacation and holiday schedules
- Video visitation
This agreement should also identify each parent’s decision-making responsibilities for matters that include:
- Health care
- Extracurricular activities
In addition to drafting plans and securing the terms of the agreement, our firm represents parents seeking modifications or enforcement orders. When your life changes after your divorce, it is crucial that the terms of your parenting plan adjust to reflect these new circumstances.
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*Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.