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San Diego Child Custody Attorney

Leigh A. Kretzschmar is known to be a child custody attorney who is accessible to her clients.  During her 20+ years of experience with child custody disputes, Leigh A. Kretzschmar works on a one-one basis with her clients to develop a parenting plan.  This often is a difficult process because each parent has fears about how the divorce or separation will impact the children and how his or her time with the children will be affected.

Co-parenting.  California child custody laws are developed on the principle that a child’s needs are best-served through frequent and continuing contact with both parents. Unless there is a credible threat of harm to a child by an unfit parent, the courts set up co-parenting plans that provide for regular contact between both parents and their children. This policy generally holds true even when one parent has heart-felt concerns about the other parent’s new circumstances or lifestyle, such as a non-marital partner, differences in parenting styles or minimal involvement with the child before separation. Parents also need to understand that the child’s needs may make an exact equal sharing of the children not possible.

What Leigh A. Kretzschmar Can Do For You

You will be educated and advised about the court’s custody processes.  With this understanding, you will feel more comfortable and understand what information to provide to the court.

You will learn practical and creative approaches to resolving shared-parenting disputes, which over the past 20 years has enabled many parents to resolve their cases without intervention by the courts.

You will understand the court process, and prepared for your appointment in the court-sponsored mediation process (“FCS”), a required step before going to court in a child custody dispute.

In court, you will have an advocate who is knowledgeable about the law, respected by judges and who will competently present your concerns to the judge.

Contact Leigh A. Kretzschmar by calling (619) 231-9323

In-person Appointments:  clients located within in San Diego, CA, La Mesa,CA, National City, CA, Chula Vista, CA, El Cajon, CA, Tierrasanta, CA, Santee, CA, Ramona, CA and surrounding areas.

Telephone appointments:  clients outside of the County of San Diego, California.

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