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Westlake Village Child Custody Attorney

Protect Your Parental Rights – Call My Firm for Help

Child in Custody with ParentsAre you facing a child custody matter? If so, it is imperative that you retain the services of a Westlake Village custody attorney such as myself. I would be proud to help you navigate through the complexities of the process. In divorce agreements, child custody is often the most disputed issue. It can cause rifts and hostility between your family members, especially if handled incorrectly by the wrong attorney.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, I can help you establish any type of child custody, including:

  • Physical Custody
  • Legal Custody
  • Joint Custody

I can also assist you with various custody-related matters and issues, such as:

Since beginning my practice, I’ve helped thousands of families in the area, and I’m ready to do the same for yours. I encourage you to contact my office today at (805) 633-4999 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

How Is Custody Is Determined in CA?

In all cases where child custody must be established, the courts will always rule in favor of what is believed to be in the best interests of the child.

Factors considered include but are not limited to:

  • Each parent’s ability to financially support the child
  • Each parent’s mental and emotional well-being
  • Each parent’s employment and current earning capacity
  • Any history of family violence, including substance abuse
  • Amount of time each parent currently spends with the child
  • Age and health of the child
  • The current emotional ties and connections between each parent and the child

Additional factors will be considered as well. The best way to prepare for your custody case and all aspects that will be reviewed by the court is to hire an attorney. A practiced child custody lawyer like myself can help protect your parental rights both in and out of court.

Want to learn more about writing a child custody deposition? Read our blog for some tips on how best to prepare for the deposition.

About My Thousand Oaks Firm & How I Can Help You

At this time, having a knowledgeable lawyer by your side can help ensure decisions are made fairly, and without unnecessary stress. Do not navigate through the complexities of the legal system without enlisting my supportive assistance.

When you do, you’ll benefit from:

  • Cost-effective legal solutions
  • Free initial consultation
  • 35+ years of legal experience
  • After-hours & weekend appointments

Whether you’re divorcing or you were never married, establishing the right custody agreement will be crucial to maintaining the same parent-child relationship you currently enjoy. I’m here to help make sure that happens.

Contact my office today for a free consultation. I can be reached at (805) 633-4999.

Hear it From Our
Happy Clients


    “Mr. Graff was FANTASTIC!!! At the first meeting he was very knowledgeable as to my case details and clearly described the necessary procedures that I should expect. He was available anytime I had a question and always responded right away. When the court date arrived, he was absolutely the most professional in his presentation to the judge (compared to the other attorney who mumbled her way through) and I won my case. You can not go wrong with Jeffrey!!”


  • I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades.

    “I knew Jeffrey personally as a proud family man and a pillar of the community with an stellar reputation as a family/divorce attorney. When my daughter was going through her divorce and had several bad experiences with two attorneys, in the Westlake Village area, I recommended Jeffery to her. After meeting with us to discuss the situation and issues, Jeffery and his staff went to work, we went to court, Jeffery not only got the results my daughter had hoped for, but also managed to have the opposing party cover his fees, he is beyond knowledgeable, professional and fair, he's brilliant at what he does and worth every penny. I have since recommended Jeffrey to all my friends and acquaintances who need legal help and will continue to do so. I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades and thanks for his help and exceptional negotiating skill in settling the case, thank you, again.”

    Dianne R.

  • I have faith in Jeffery Graff.

    “I am a battered woman. Jeffrey saw this when I walked in a year ago to hire him to get a divorce. I was not ready. I thought I could save my 27yr marriage. He knew I would be back when I was ready. He never pushed me to follow through, he waited for me to make to be ready for the long haul. I finally did it! I got tired of being abused in so many ways. Jeffery is a very patient man. I know he will take care of me!!!!! So far so good. I know he is going to keep me in my house for now or ever. He was honest and said we may have to sell but I know the job will get done in my best interest!”

    Former Client

  • Mr. Graff, thank you so very much for all you have done for me and my family.

    “I am writing this to let you know how much I appreciate all your past services in completing my divorce and inter-spousal transfer deed! I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for your expertise, patience, and professionalism during a very difficult time in my life.Thanks to you taking good care of my case, I refinanced my home in March of this year, and finally have the new deed in my name! This blessing is because you agreed to take my case and you and your staff completed the transaction through the end ... thank you! Mr. Graff, thank you so very much for all you have done for me and my family I am very appreciative and wanted you to know.”

    Former Client

  • Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount we paid cut down by more than half!!

    “Jeffrey handled my Family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex’s got a big child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to Jeffrey handled my family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex-wife. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex-wife had a huge child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to court for that!! Then, she started coming after us for this big child support money every month. She wouldn’t even let her kids come over to visit with us and my kids, but just wanted the money and my husband wasn’t working. My co-worker went to Jeff for her divorce and she told me to call and talk to him. I am so thankful that I called him. I talked to him and he explained everything to me. I needed that because I didn’t know what to do. My husband and I met with him in his office. Jeff and the secretary were both so nice and very professional. I completely trust them! Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount my husband pays to his ex-wife cut down by more than half!! And on top of that got the judge to make my husband’s ex let the kids come and visit with my husband, who is still hurt, and my kids. Everything worked out so much better than I thought it could. I didn’t know we had a choice and that we could go to the judge to lower the support AND let us see the kids. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who need help with family law. Very Helpful.”