Many California spouses wind up battling out high-net worth divorce issues in court when they determine their marriages are no longer sustainable. Things can get quite complicated, especially for those who also disagree on child custody matters. If you’re in a situation like this, you’ll want to take several steps to protect your parental rights as well as your children’s best interests.

If you and your ex disagree about where or with whom your children should live or other issues regarding their post-divorce care and lifestyle, a judge will make the decisions for you. State laws vary and each state has its own guidelines; however, most judges typically consider similar factors when handing down child custody rulings. Matters of importance include which parent was the primary caretaker of the children during marriage, whether either parent should be considered a detriment to the children (as in situations where a substance abuse problem exists) and which parent’s schedule makes it most possible to be present and available to the children.

You are divorcing your spouse, not your children. Your relationship with your children has always been and will continue to be of highest priority as you move on to a new lifestyle. If your former spouse is trying to undermine your parental rights or somehow create an obstacle in your parent/child relationships, you can take steps to rectify such problems in court.

The attorneys at Leslie L. Abrigo, APC, in California have more than 20 years of combined experience in helping parents overcome serious child custody problems in high-net worth divorce situations. If your goal is to avoid a contentious courtroom fight and achieve a fair and amicable agreement, our legal team is ready to act on your behalf. To request a meeting, you can access the contact form, conveniently located on our website.