California Family Lawyers Representing Family Law Clients in Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead is nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains within the San Bernardino National Forest. It has a population of 12,424. The community’s economy is largely based on tourism with several million dollars a year coming from the over 4 million visitors to the area.

Lake Arrowhead locals enjoy the outdoorsy feel that surrounds the community. However, despite the idyllic physical beauty of the town, it has the same social issues as other areas of the United States, including those in relationships and families who experience conflict. When this occurs, it is best to consult with an experienced family law attorney who is in touch with the needs of the local community.

Assisting Lake Arrowhead Families with Child Custody Disputes

When children are involved in a divorce, there is often a dispute as to which parent will take primary custody of the children. One parent may feel he or she will provide the most adequate and fit environment for the children, whereas the other may feel the opposite.

A lawyer experienced with custodial conflicts can assist with the legal process involved in filing for joint or sole custody of children.

Child Custody Issues in Lake Arrowhead

In California, a family court judge must consider the best interests of the children when determining which parent will be awarded custody. California law itself only has two policies for awarding custody to one parent over the other:

  • The health, safety, and welfare of the children, which is of primary concern;
  • That children benefit from continuing and frequent contact with both parents.

A judge may consider any factors that fall within these two guidelines. Child custody disputes cannot be determined on a one-size-fits-all basis, so the individual circumstances of each situation must be evaluated.

Things that can affect whether a parent will be awarded custody include:

  • Habitual or continual illegal drug use
  • Alcohol abuse
  • A history of sexual or physical child abuse
  • A history of domestic violence against the children’s mother or father
  • A child’s parental preference
  • Whether one parent will encourage a positive relationship between the child and the other parent, and vice versa
  • Whether either parent can provide stability in the child’s environment

Get a legal consultation on your child custody dispute

If you are involved in a child custody dispute, consulting with an experienced family law attorney is a step in the right direction, and Joyce Holcomb has years of experience handling Lake Arrowhead area child custody disputes. With her extensive knowledge of California child custody guidelines, coupled with care and compassion, Ms. Holcomb will work diligently to obtain the very best possible outcome in your case.

For a free 45-minute consultation, we welcome your call at 909-889-7111.

Directions to San Bernardino Family Attorney from Lake Arrowhead, CA

These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

 Total Est. Time: 41 mins
Total Est. Distance: 23.5 mi

  1. Head southwest on Mittry Dr toward CA-173 W
  2. Take the 1st left onto CA-173 E
  3. Turn right onto CA-18 S
  4. Continue onto N Waterman Ave
  5. Turn right onto E 2nd St
  6. Turn right onto N D St

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215 N. “D” Street, Suite 305
San Bernardino, CA 92401


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