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Our office is devoted to legal representation in divorce, property division, support, custody and related family law matters.

We serve clients throughout all of Northern California and routinely practice in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo and San Joaquin counties. | 916-877-9353


Top-Notch Child Custody Attorney in Sacramento

When a marriage ends, child custody laws are often a point of conflict for parents. Undoubtedly, both parents want the very best for their children and may seek joint or sole custody. At Dougherty & Associates in Sacramento, our focus is on your family. We do everything we can to assist you in navigating the difficult waters of custody disputes and child visitation laws.

Preparing for Disputes

When both parents seek primary or sole custody of their children, legal battles often ensue. The most significant step you can take to prepare for a custody battle is seeking out a child custody lawyer with the experience to offer you excellent legal counsel and support during this difficult time.

Rights & Expectations for Non-Custodial Parents

When one parent receives sole physical custody of their children by becoming the custodial parent, the non-custodial parent may be granted visitation rights or parenting time. This can manifest in a number of ways, depending upon the needs and best interests of the kids.

Determining Visitation Schedules

In the best circumstances, both parents can come to an amicable agreement that may be presented to the judge for approval. Your child visitation lawyer can help to determine this schedule through mediation with your spouse and his or her child visitation attorney. If the judge agrees that the visitation agreement is appropriate for the children, he or she may sign off on it. If the judge disagrees, or the parents cannot come to a consensus without intervention, the judge will make a determination for visitation.

Also Serving the Folsom & Roseville Areas

At Dougherty & Associates, our goal is to take one of the more difficult moments of your life and ease your stress by offering exceptional legal services. When searching for a child custody attorney in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Carmichael, Arden Arcade, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks and West Sacramento, consider our experience, philosophy and care. For help with child custody or child support, call us at 916-877-9353. We can also provide you with information regarding the Uniform Parentage Act.


Dougherty & Associates is a family law firm based in Sacramento, California. We serve clients throughout all of northern California, and routinely practice in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo and San Joaquin Counties.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Please call the Law Offices of Dougherty & Associates at (916) 877-9353 for legal advice as it relates to your specific case.

Dougherty & Associates
650 University Ave., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 916-877-9353
Fax: 916-567-0909
Business Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m
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