Oakland and Alameda Custody Dispute Attorney

When it comes to child custody, visitation and parenting plan issues, emotions can run high and can involve a great deal of litigation to resolve at a substantial expense. The last thing anyone needs or wants is a long, drawn-out trial with both emotional and financial costs. An experienced family law attorney can help you work towards an amicable resolution that is in the best interests of your children and family.

I am Michael Finein, an attorney with more than 12 years of experience handling family law, litigation and negotiation. Through my Oakland, California, firm — the Law Offices of Michael E. Finein — I assist clients with custody, visitation and relocation issues in the San Francisco Bay Area.

As your lawyer, the first thing I will do is sit down with you and discuss your situation in detail, so I can provide the best possible solutions to your custody matter. I will explain the different types of custody and visitation/timeshare plans and make sure you understand your legal rights. If your case involves a child relocation, or move-away, I will work with you to devise a solution that protects your parental rights and your children's best interests.

Finding Workable Solutions To Custody And Relocation Disputes

For child custody and relocation issues, the sole concern of the courts is the best interests of the children. For this reason, it is critical that you are able to show the judge that your parenting plan is in your children's best interests. These matters also must be handled with a high level of sensitivity — we're dealing with the life of your child, not a bank account or house.

While my first instinct will always be to attempt to try to settle the issues through negotiation, I also understand that immediate action is often required when dealing with children's issues. In these cases, I will fight for immediate action and intervention by the court, working to resolve the issue as efficiently and compassionately as possible.

Contact Me To Discuss Your Case

Get the help you need from an experienced Oakland custody dispute lawyer. Call me at 510-306-1055 or send an email using the online contact form. I accept all major credit cards and can accommodate evening and weekend consultations by appointment.