Custody & Support

Reaching Agreement on California Child Custody and Child Support

Helping Children and Parents during and after Divorce

Child custody decisions are not only the most complex and emotional part of most divorces, a poor custody agreement can make it difficult for both you and your child to move on.


“This is how your child will feel when his or her best interest is left on the courthouse steps. Despite your shortcomings your child loves both of you and cannot mend your relationship.”

  • Are you stuck trying to co-parent with an unreasonable ex?
  • Are you struggling to make ends meet financially because you’re not getting the child support you are owed?
  • Is your relationship with your children suffering because the other parent is preventing visitation?

At the family law offices of Kempen & Company, we help parents reach child custody and support agreements that set them on a path for a successful, stable home life. Contact Kempen & Company for a free consultation and speak to child custody attorney Bernie Kempen about your specific situation.

We help parents who are seeking a California child custody and child support order at the time of divorce, or in a paternity case. We also help grandparents assert their rights to visit with grandchildren. California Parenting Time: Child Custody and Visitation

Whenever possible, it benefits both parents and children to reach a child custody and visitation agreement on their own by working with a skilled and experienced family law attorney like Bernie Kempen. No one loves your child or understands your family’s needs the way you do—certainly not a California family court judge.

At Kempen & Company, we work hard to help our clients settle differences without the stress and pressure of court. We have access to a variety of expert resources to help you get there, if needed.

Are you a dad who wants custody of his children? Many fathers think they have no chance of being awarded custody of their children, so they never try.
If you are willing to step up to the plate to take on primary responsibility for your children, and you have been actively involved in their life and have a good relationship, you may have a good case for custody. Don’t assume you can’t get a positive outcome in your child custody case. California child custody lawyer Bernie Kempen and Kempen & Company are here to fight for your rights.

California Child Support

In California, Child support is determined by state guidelines, and there is not a lot of “wiggle room” when the judge sets your child support order. However, having a support order and actually getting support are two different things.

If you are having trouble getting the child support you are owed, the more you delay, the worse the problem is likely to get.
It is best to hold the non-paying parent accountable right away to increase the chance you will get back the full support you are owed.

Do you owe back child support you can’t pay?
Take action now! The penalties are strict for nonpayment of child support orders, and you could find yourself without a driver’s license or in jail.

Whatever your child support or custody issue, make the decision today to take control of creating a better future for yourself and your child. Contact Kempen & Company for a free consultation and supportive, skilled legal help to reach successful custody agreements and get your child the support he or she needs to grow.