San Diego Certified Specialist Jennifer Britt understands that the most important part of determining custody is understanding the child or children themselves. Here are the top ten complaints of children as displayed in one of the downtown family law courtroom's:

1. My Mom/Dad told me the divorce was because of me. 


2. My parents argue and yell at each other in front of me. 


3. My parents ask me about the other parent after visits. 


4. My Mom/Dad fight and hurt each other in front of me. 


5. I have to go to a police station when moving from one parent to the other just because my parents can't get along. 


6. My parents show me court papers and tell me about things that happen in court - that scares me. 


7. My Mom/Dad tells me that I should not want to spend time with my other parent. 


8. I had to give up my pets when we moved out. 


9. Some relatives say bad things about my parents now. 


10. It's hard to just be a kid and focus on kid things with my parents too busy fighting. 


Custody issues are some of the most emotional, delicate and complicated issues.  Understand that this is a stressful time and it is important to find an attorney who gives you honest advice about your unique custody case. A judge must make a custody decision based on the best interest of the child. The best interest of the child is to have two parents that are willing to put their own feelings aside and co-parent.


Jennifer believes that the best approach is to try and reach an agreement and compromise with the other parent. By reaching an agreement, you maintain some control over the outcome. Jennifer believes in educating her clients to the risks and possible outcomes so you can make an informed decision. However, reaching an agreement is not always possible especially if the other parent is not willing to compromise.  If an agreement is unable to be reached with the other parent, Jennifer will vigorously represent you in court.  Contact us today to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with Jennifer to discuss your custody issue.