Carlsbad Lawyers Resolve High-Conflict Custody Disputes
Dealing with mental health issues in child custody cases
Child custody is usually an emotional issue, even when parents agree on most matters. However, some child custody cases develop into contentious battles that are stressful, frustrating and painful. Founded in 1993, Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law is uniquely positioned to resolve your high-conflict custody disputes. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information on this issue. Our lawyers care deeply about your children's well-being and believe strongly in family law justice. We advocate for a custody arrangement and parenting plan that is best for you and your family.
A law firm with a psychology and family counseling background
The attorneys at Silverman & Silverman each have 20 years of experience in family law and extensive training in alternative dispute resolution techniques. We are effective in developing resolutions through mediation and collaborative divorce methods, and we are known for our ability to get results through litigation when parents cannot agree to a fair parenting plan.
Lawyer Alan Silverman holds a doctorate in counseling psychology, a master's in guidance and counseling, a master's in behavioral sciences and epidemiology, and a bachelor's in psychology. His 15-year career as a psychologist and family counselor is a valuable resource in helping you understand the other parent's behavior, cope with the anxiety associated with a high-conflict custody dispute and make the most beneficial decisions for your children.
Challenging custody issues
High-conflict custody disputes typically involve serious mental health issues. Our team thoroughly investigates the origins of your disputes and addresses these matters directly in our case strategy. We assertively pursue solutions that protect you and your children from the damaging consequences of:
- Substance abuse — If the other parent is abusing drugs or alcohol, we request that the court consider substance abuse issues in its custody decisions and order testing, assessment and treatment as a condition of the other parent's visitation rights.
- Domestic violence — We help you take the necessary steps to protect your family from domestic violence, including pursuing a restraining order against your abuser. If you have been accused of domestic violence, we will vigorously defend your rights.
- Parental alienation — To repair the damage caused by parental alienation, we employ strategies to improve and repair your relationship with your child. We have substantial experience with this type of case and can effectively advocate to the court for interventions appropriate to your situation.
Consult with our Carlsbad legal team about resolving your high-conflict child custody dispute
To learn more about handling contentious matters that affect your child custody rights, call Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law at 760.512.3251 or 415.906.4142 or contact us online to schedule your free initial phone consultation. Sunday appointments are available.
From our law office in Carlsbad, we serve clients in Oceanside, La Jolla, Vista, Encinitas, Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe and throughout the San Diego area.