Child Custody

Westlake Village Child Custody Attorney

Protect Your Parental Rights – Call My Firm for Help

Are 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.

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

  • He understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types!

    “Jeff is very kind and always takes time to listen to my issues and questions. He is very professional. Jeff is always prepared for court and his experience is obvious when you see that all the judges know him and regard him with great esteem. Jeff understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types of issues which characterized my case. If you would like to be able to trust that your lawyer is going to resolve your issue to the best possible outcome while being professional and courteous, Jeff Graff is the attorney for you.”

    Paul

  • 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.”

    Linda

  • His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.

    “Jeff and his team are by far the best to work with. His staff is kind, courteous, and he is excellent at getting the job done in a timely fashion. He is very straight forward and makes it easy to understand what is going on step by step in your case. His experience and insight into the family law field is excellent. Jeff and his office have helped my family tremendously and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for family law help. If you wants to be sure it is done correct the first time and that your family's best interest are always cared for, he is the guy. His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.”

    Catherine

  • I felt that he always had my best interest in mind!

    “I selected Jeff to represent me because he specialized divorce cases and had worked with the Ventura County judges for many years. He was very patient with me as dealt with the emotions of getting a divorce after a 19-year marriage, and helped me through the terrible stress of facing my ex-spouse and being in the courtroom. He gave me very good advice on how to manage the property settlement, especially on when I should capitulate and when I should hold my ground. I felt that he always had my best interest in mind (rather than just collecting his fee) and worked diligently to bring the case to a fair conclusion.”

    Mrs. M

  • He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters.

    “I chose Mr. Graff to represent me in my divorce since he was also knowledgeable with bankruptcy law. He promptly returned phone calls, was quite helpful and consistent in advising me. He knew and understood my case and was very professional in representing me. Furthermore, I knew he was well respected in the courtroom and by other attorneys. He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters. I would absolutely hire him again and definitely recommend him to anyone in need of family law representation.”

    Kathy