Hey guys david pisarra here with mensfamilylaw . i want to talk to you today about the three ps of child custody. The most important factors when it comes to dealing with a child custody case that I look for and that a judge looks for. the first is Proximity. How close do you live to where the child lives? How close do you live to where the child goes to school? Where’s your work located in relation to the school? If everything is really close in proximity, we want things to be really close judges like that, it makes it easier for you to be a more.
Involved parent. next up is paperwork. if you’re going to come into my office and i need to have more time with my kid. THe first thing I’m going to ask you is do you have a calendar of all the time you’ve been seeing your child? receipts which prove to me what you’ve actually been doing? and some sort of tutorial or photos something to substantiate all of that? so I can go to a judge and say, Your honor, here’s all the time he’s been using with his child and he wants more. And lastly, it’s persistence. Persistence.
Is the hardest part for men in this whole process, because it can be so emotionally draining. We’re playing with the time you get to see your child. It’s the only time you’re going to get to be a father to this child at that age and it goes really quickly and it’s really fleeting and courts can be really time consuming and slow moving. You need to have the persistence to fight the battle and to stick it out and its really really hard and I understand that. So just to recap the three Ps of child custody when.
You’re coming into us looking to get more time with your child. i want proximity. i want you living close to where the kid goes to school. I want you working close to where the child goes to school. I want you close to where the child lives. Paperwork, I want paper trail. I want calendars, I want photos. Receipts from movies receipts from Chuck E. Cheese. and then Persistence. I want you able to really stick through the fight. It’s not going to be easy. It’s not going to be quick. But together we can get through it. If you.
How Do I See My Kid Los Angeles Child Custody Attorney David Pisarra tells you how
Hey guys, dave pisarra here with mensfamilylaw so we’re gonna talk about the situation where you have a child, you’re not married, so you’re just boyfriend girlfriend, you’re probably on the birth certificate, but maybe you’re not, and she won’t let you see the kid. So here’s the deal. Mom has legal custody of the child and physical custody of the child because she’s the mom. She’s gonna be on the birth certificate. If you’re on the birth certificate you have technically legal custody but the question becomes what’s that really.
Mean in terms of actual day to day operations.you’re gonna have physical custody if mom is allowing you to see the baby, but the problem is when mom wants to move and takes the kid with her you don’t actually have a court order that says you have any time to actually see the child. The police are gonna look at it and say mom’s supposed to be with the baby because the baby is still probably nursing. So if you’ve got that situation where you’re a daddy bu you’re not actually a court ordered dad, paying child support with a court order for.
Visitation, you’re kinda left out in the cold when the kids are really young. so that’s the situation where you’re going to have to file what’s called a paternity suit. Filing for paternity is a really easy thing we just fill out a couple of forms we get mom served, she’s got 30 days to file an answer, and then we can go forward and get a court order for visitation, but that also means you’re probably going to have to pay child support, which if you’re a good dad you probably want to pay anyways and like a lot of my clients you’re.
Probably already paying the rent, buying diapers, putting in food, paying for the utilities and it’s possible that your child support might actually go down. So this can be a good thing for you from a financial standpoint and it’s something that you definitely have to have if you want to make sure you have your rights to see your child. If you’ve got more questions, and you want to talk about it, please feel free to give me a call, check out the other tutorials, and read the blog, subscribe to our newsletter so you get the free Before.