Gilbert Child Custody and Visitation Attorney

Resolving Child Custody Problems in the East Valley

Disputes over child custody and visitation (parenting time) can sometimes cause more anxiety and bitterness between divorcing spouses than all the other issues put together. At the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., we can work with you to protect your relationship with your children, and present your strengths as a parent in child custody mediation or before a judge. We can also work with you to develop your potential as a parent if past problems might endanger your ability to achieve child custody or unsupervised visitation.

Whether you need advice about the logistics of a parenting-time schedule or advocacy in a sharply contested child custody dispute, attorney John Bednarz can address your rights and responsibilities as a parent. We want to help you define and pursue your own goals for yourself and your children.

To discuss your situation with an experienced family law attorney, contact our Gilbert law office online or call 866-935-7622 for a free initial consultation.

Establishing agreements based on your children's best interests

In Arizona, the best interests of the children involved in a divorce or paternity case will be the top priority for a family law judge to address. The law presumes that a stable, meaningful, substantial and ongoing relationship with both parents is in every child's best interests, but it also recognizes that not every parent is capable of acting effectively as a mother or father.

At the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., we are committed to helping you find a way to accommodate your own role as a parent with the legitimate interests of the other parent. All of the decisions in your divorce case must focus on your children's immediate and future well-being. Divorce lawyer Bednarz will advocate to modify the current child custody arrangement, if any factors threaten your children's well-being, such as domestic violence or substance abuse concerns.

When people respect one another as parents and can cooperate as to the major decisions that will affect their children, the legal resolution of child custody and visitation issues can be fairly simple. Most of the problems to be resolved will be logistical or practical in nature. An agreement can be worked out fairly quickly in a separation agreement or uncontested divorce.

Preserving your child custody rights

Whether you are concerned about the safety of your children with the other parent, or need help with presenting your own parental performance in a positive light, we are prepared to help you. We can direct you to the right resources, if you need professional counseling or treatment to overcome a troubled record or allegations of abuse by your former spouse. We are experienced, advocated and prepared to preserve your child custody rights.

Offering comprehensive services in family law

Our law firm offers a full range of legal services in family law. We represent unmarried and divorcing parents with questions ranging from child support to joint child custody. Part of our work includes advocating for grandparents or other relatives with visitation concerns. We also assist unmarried fathers with custody and visitation questions, after a paternity test or execution of an Acknowledgement of Paternity has established their support obligations. Put our law firm's extensive experience to work for you.

Schedule a free initial consultation

For more information about our approach to client service in child custody and visitation matters, contact the office of John Bednarz, P.C., in Gilbert for a free initial consultation.