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Skilled Child Custody Legal Representation

With or without marriage and divorce as part of the big picture of a family, parents who do not live full time with their natural children need legal protection clarifying parenting plans, parental or custodial rights, and support responsibilities.

What Our Law Firm Can Do For You

The Law Office of Tiffany A. Smith Henson in Visalia, California, offers guidance and representation through any of the following:

  • Child custody orders as part of a divorce action or a stand-alone document
  • Visitation plans that fit into the overall parenting plan allowing children to have regular contact with both parents
  • Child support calculations and determination
  • Guardianship issues when a nonparent assumes legal responsibility for a child

Attorney Tiffany Smith Henson brings both compassion and practical considerations to the task of educating and advocating for parents or guardians in all child-related cases. She also provides advice and assistance with other issues involving children, such as:

  • Grandparents' right
  • Fathers' rights
  • Mothers' rights
  • Unmarried parents' rights
  • Paternity actions
  • Three parent cases
  • Stepparent adoption

Parenting Plans For Divorcing Or Separated Couples

Many child-related cases handled by this law firm involve custody and visitation plans for couples approaching divorce or parents who were never married to each other. In each case, attorney Tiffany Smith Henson aims to help clients work out parenting plans that are in the best interests of the child or children as well as practical for the parents to carry out. As family law judges often remind parents in these difficult matters, a child cannot be cut in two. At the same time, state laws make it a priority for children to retain frequent contact with both parents whenever possible.

Parents who have been used to seeing their children every day can find it very difficult to envision a "custody and visitation" scenario. However, the reality of a divorce or separation is that two households can be called "home" by children in the family. Sometimes family law mediation is the best medium through which parents can reach agreements in a calm manner.

Sometimes a child custody case is so contentious that a full-scale trial is the path to resolution. Tiffany Smith Henson advocates zealously on behalf of parents and children in high-stakes forums as well as in more amicable negotiations or mediation settings.

Contact Us

Get the information and advocacy you need to make the right decisions for your children in any of these areas: child custody, visitation, child support or guardianship. Schedule a consultation with a California lawyer by calling 559-625-8433 or (625-TIFF).