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Minors' Counsel in Pasadena, California

More Than Eight Decades of Legal Experience on Your Side

Goldberg & Gille is a family law firm dedicated to providing our clients with the effective legal solutions they need. For more than 80 years, we have achieved results for our clients, and we continue to implement these same effective legal strategies in the cases we handle today.

When your child is in stuck in the middle of a bitter divorce or custody battle, our team can be there to help. There are only 200 minors' counsel lawyers in Los Angeles County, including the one at our firm. Contact us today to see how we can help.

With a certified family law specialist on our team, we know what it takes to work out a solution to any given case. Our Pasadena family lawyers provide our clients with the personal representation that they desire. We can ensure that you are given information, answers, and advice to help you make an educated decision concerning the legal matter at hand.

If you are facing a divorce or your ex-spouse is fighting you for custody and you have a minor child, then you may greatly benefit from the legal services of minors' counsel from Goldberg & Gille.

What Is Minors' Counsel?

In specific cases that involve a child custody dispute, such as divorce or visitation hearings, the courts often take into account the child's desires. This is an important aspect to any child's life that is going through the divorce of their parents; however, it can be difficult for a child to understand the long-term implications and make an informed decision, depending on their age.

This is where minors' counsel comes into play. Minors' counsel is a family law attorney who acts as a neutral voice on behalf of a child or children and sheds light on various issues pertaining to the child's future that they would not normally be able to vocalize.

These issues can include:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Stability
  • Safety
  • Emotional issues

Children under the age of 14 are frequently not given a voice in court, but their best interests are explored by minor's counsel. Children over 14 may have a voice on parental preference, but may not know whether their lives will be improved based on their limited experience.

In order to effectively, compassionately help their clients with life-changing decisions, minor's counsel can do the following:

  1. Investigate various elements of the child's circumstances
  2. Hold the therapist privilege
  3. Can freely speak to witnesses and DCFS social workers

When Your Child May Need Minors' Counsel

Minors' counsel is an attorney who goes through specific training and court certifications to represent children during contested divorce, guardianship, and family law proceedings. When a separating couple is stuck in a custody dispute or a contested divorce, minors' counsel may be appointed by the court to represent the child separately from the wishes of the parents.

The role of minors' counsel is to determine what is in the best interests of the child, not the parents.

Because children may be negatively impacted by emotional or physical neglect, high-tension, abuse, special needs, depression, or other factors made worse by the parents' breakup, minors' counsel can be extremely beneficial in cases where the parents' positions are dramatically different as to what is in the best interests of their children. When your child is in need of compassionate representation, the family law attorneys from Goldberg & Gille are here for you!

Working for Conflict Resolution

Ending a marriage is hardly ever an easy process. No matter how cordial a family is in the beginning stages of a divorce, conflicts may arise and can result in difficult emotions. When issues such as child custody or child support come into question, it is not uncommon for children to be thrust in the middle of an argument between parents. Parents don't typically do this intentionally, but it can happen, and it can emotionally traumatize a child.

Because of these reasons and many others, it is imperative that you maintain the mindset that your child needs the best possible circumstances during this difficult time. With the help of our Pasadena family law attorneys, you can rest assured that we will provide the objective eye that your child needs, as well as the compassion and careful representation that they deserve.

Representing Parents & Children in Southern California

At Goldberg & Gille, our legal team includes a certified family law specialist and minors' counsel. We have more than 80 years of combined legal experience and have dedicated our practice to helping families throughout Pasadena, California. We know how difficult divorce can be for every family member, and we strive to decrease the chances of heated debate and other difficult circumstances by providing compassionate and caring advice to each of our clients.

If you have questions about the role we can play in your particular case, do not hesitate to call us. We offer the effective, personalized representation you need in your case, and we offer an initial consultation to all of our potential clients. Fill out the form today or call our office to discuss the nature of your case, and to learn more about how we can help you.

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Pasadena Family Law Attorney
131 N El Molino Ave, Suite 310A,
Pasadena, CA 91101 (View Map)
Phone: (626) 340-0955
Local: (626) 584-6700

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