Child Custody

Assess Child Custody Options Through Focused Legal Counsel

To minimize the impact on your children during the emotionally charged divorce process, both parties must work together to set reasonable and realistic child custody expectations. Due to the legal ramifications inherent in the process, it is wise to obtain professional legal counsel to establish enduring and equitable solutions. At Daprile-Bell Family Law Offices, our hardworking attorneys understand the difficulty couples with children face when contemplating divorce. We help clients resolve the full spectrum of complex family law matters from mediation to custody evaluations to retaining experts and a full trial, when needed.

Key Child Custody Considerations

In our custody negotiations, we strive to establish fair and reasonable child custody terms, including, but not limited to:

  • Physical custody: Where will the children live during each week, weekend, month, year or winter/summer break? Will one parent retain sole physical custody of the children or will both parties come to terms to establish a reasonable joint custody model?
  • Legal custody: This addresses decisions concerning raising the children, such as the schools they will attend, their religious education, where they are permitted to travel with a parent for a vacation and more.

Our California firm helps parents address these factors and make decisions, which helps ease the emotional stress and financial hardship on the family. Our lawyers are well-respected in the local legal community because of our family-focused representation.

Fighting for Your Children’s Best Interests

Throughout negotiations related to child custody, it is essential that the best interests of the children remain the primary focus. To make choices in their best interests, parents will need to factor in a variety of additional considerations such as:

  • Access to medical care and educational continuity
  • Social stability after divorce
  • Establishing a stable environment for the children
  • Support from extended family members
  • Additional mental or physical services required for disabled or special needs children
Call or Visit Our Office to Obtain Efficient Resolution for Family Change

An overwhelming majority of our clients are referred to our office by other satisfied clients and other law firms who are impressed with our hard work and dedication. Experience the difference we can provide to help resolve your family law concerns today. Our team offers exceptional communication with our clients. Contact our friendly staff at (408) 918-0920 or visit our office in historic downtown San Jose.

Our Satisfied Clients Say
"Cheri Bell has represented me on and off for 15 years, through a divorce and child custody agreement, I have always been very impressed with her high level of integrity. She and her staff have always been very accessible, even when I moved out of the country. Her attention to details, and undeniable commitment to straightforwardness and honesty, have had a very positive effect on our court hearings, and provided time and again the desired." V.C.
"I HIGHLY recommend Natalie Daprile. She is VERY knowledgable of Family Law and VERY ethical, efficient, personable, professional and dedicated to her practice. She is a certified family law specialist which takes years and a lot of hard work to achieve and you can see that talent when she represents you. She helped me get the child support that I needed. She is excellent with support and tax issues and will make sure you and your family get what is fairly due to you." Lisa M.
"Thank you so much, Yselle Dominguez, for helping our family. Throughout the process you were sympathetic and compassionate to our needs. We felt very comfortable and confident. You are very responsive and thorough, and helped us understand the process every step of the way. We give our greatest gratitude and appreciation to you. We are so thankful for everything you were able to resolve for us. We will definitely recommend you to all our friends and family." N.P.
"Finding a great divorce attorney is very hard, and it took me a while to find one. I was fortunate to find Natalie and have her as my attorney, and after seeing her take my very difficult case to an extremely successful resolution, I have the highest recommendations for Natalie and Daprile-Bell Law Firm." Michael C.
"For my personal experience both with divorce and lawyers, I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. Natalie Daprile was recommended to me by a friend of a friend. She is a straight forward, tell it like it is, honest lawyer (yes, I said HONEST) and she gets the job done" Barbara I.
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