Jenkins P.C. - High Net Worth Divorce

Helping Your Children Throughout Divorce

The dissolution of a marriage often leads to the separation of a family. When children are involved in such a separation, disagreements between the parents can easily evolve into major feuds. In these cases, it is not only the spouses but also the children who experience high stress during a divorce.

At Jenkins P.C., we can help you and your family through this difficult time. Our founder, attorney Erik C. Jenkins, has extensive training in child custody negotiations and can relieve your worries through knowledgeable guidance.

Child Custody

There are two types of custody that the court must determine: legal custody and physical custody.

Legal custody is one's right to make legal decisions regarding the child such as what school the child attends and what medical assistance the child receives.

Physical custody is who the child lives with and how much time the child spends with each parent.

In California, there is an assumption that a child is better off if they have a healthy and ongoing relationship with both parents. Joint legal and physical custody is preferred, as it allows both parents to have equal control over the child and any significant decisions in their lives. Additionally, lawyers and judges often encourage parents to come up with a custody agreement that works best for their family rather than leaving that decision up to the courts.

Determining The Child's Best Interests

Unfortunately, deciding custody is not always simple. In many cases, couples face harsh disputes and even litigation. In litigation with initial custody determinations, courts will examine the child's health, safety and welfare with both parents, as well as:

  • The time each parent spends with the child
  • The lifestyles of both parents
  • The history of the child sharing agreements
  • Any history of abuse or neglect
  • Any criminal history

Stability is the most important aspect of determining child custody. However, the determining factors of stability differ by family and situation. At Jenkins P.C., we thoroughly assess the details of each case that we handle.

Helping Your Family

We are committed to assisting individuals in the San Diego, La Jolla and North County with the complex issues that arise from dissolving a marriage. Whether you are seeking an initial child custody order or a modification of an existing order, we can help.

We understand that these are sensitive issues, made even more delicate by the fact that vulnerable children are involved. This is exactly why you can expect the highest level of care and compassion from our entire staff. We care about your child's future and will make every effort to pursue what is in their best interests.

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Contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss the details of your situation. You can also call 858-314-2400 or visit our offices in La Jolla.

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