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Child Custody Lawyer in San Diego

Turn to Our Award-Winning Custody Attorneys for Help

The question of who has custody over your child is likely the most important, most emotionally distressing question you will ever have to answer in the divorce process. The stakes involved means there is no margin for error—how your case is presented or how you craft the agreement could affect your family's lives for decades to come. Thankfully, you have an ally with our San Diego child custody attorneys at Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes, APC.

Our custody lawyers in San Diego have decades of collective experience that we put to work for our clients to fiercely and relentlessly protect their futures. We create custody agreements that are innovative, creative, and above all, uphold your child's best interests.

Call (619) 577-4900 TOdayTo schedule an free initial consultation.

Who Gets Child Custody in Divorce?

When it comes to child custody in San Diego, the Family Courts throughout San Diego County are led by one question: what is in the best interests of your child? Every custody case hinges on proving that a parent is the person to guide and care for a child. Your lawyers will have to present your case before the court if there is no agreement and believe you should have primary custody (or additional custody in a modification case).

Judges will use the following criteria in order to evaluate your claim:
  • Each parent's lifestyle
  • Each parent's financial situation
  • The child's choice (if old enough)
  • How healthy each parent is (mentally and physically)
  • The ability of each parent to provide food and shelter
  • The relationship between each parent and the child
  • Any record of domestic violence or substance abuse
  • How disruptive each parent's lifestyle is to the child's

Why Turn to Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes, APC

Our child custody lawyers in San Diego are known for our two sides: we are kindhearted and compassionate when it comes to our clients, but we are aggressive, commanding litigators in the courts. When our client’s and their family's well-being are at stake, we do not cut corners and we do not back down.

Our representation has been honored time and again by the legal community, including:
  • Perfect 10.0 "Superb" Avvo rating
  • Inclusion in Super Lawyers®
  • 3-time inclusion in Best of the Bar in San Diego Business Journal
  • Voted Best Overall Law Firm in San Diego by readers and residents
  • Board Certification in Family Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization

Let our San Diego family law firm provide you with all of your options and choices. In the beginning stages of your case, our attorney's primary role is empowering you with information. Most people are unaware of their legal options until an attorney makes it clear to them. Our San Diego child custody lawyers can also help educate you on your case's intricacies, equipping you to make confident and well-informed decisions.

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Call (619) 577-4900 today for a free one-hour consultation, or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a skilled child custody lawyer in San Diego.

We have our primary office in La Mesa and a satellite office in La Jolla available by appointment!

  • San Diego’s Best of 2020
  • Divorce Lawyers El Cajon
  • 2020 IAE
  • California State Bar Certified
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Best Arbitrators & Mediators in San Diego 2018
  • The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers
  • Best of East County

Words From Our Clients

  • You've been very helpful. Craig M.
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  • She made us feel at ease so we could ask every question without feeling stupid or judged. Martha R.
  • I will use Ms Sheppard as well as recommend her for anyone I know going through a tough time. Justin R
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  • Extremely Knowledgeable. Renee J.
  • He saved me over $4000.00 in what my ex thought he could get from me. Annie
  • I couldn't have asked for or imagined a better outcome! V.G.
  • Traci was thorough, nonjudgmental, and more than helpful! Jessica
  • Very professional and friendly, and really took my case to heart. BW
  • We certainly want to thank Mr. Klueck and his entire office staff for the professionalism and expertise they offered us through our legal ordeal. Bill and Diane
  • G.K is beyond amazing. Lisa J.
  • Just a great experience during a very difficult time Jason Carrillo
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  • Thank you and the staff for the professionalism. Michael R.
  • Mr. Garrison Klueck is a very caring, considerate and thoughtful human being. Ron
  • Mr Klueck did a very good job representing the case in court. Mark
  • This is the best Family Law Firm in San Diego. Derek G.
  • I know what bad lawyers are like and this guy and his team leave those other losers and charlatans in the dust. Mr. V.
  • I felt much less anxious and more prepared for my own divorce/custody experience. Elena