Child Custody & Visitation

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Child Custody Attorney Serving Long Beach, California Representing the Best Interests of Children

Throughout Southern California, each judicial officer has his or her own way to determine child custody pursuant to California laws. It is the policy of law that minor children shall have frequent and continuing contact with both parents, pursuant to the best interests of the children.

Judges have wide discretion in awarding child custody and visitation and in interpreting the best interests of children regarding continuing contact with both parents. Ann A. Thomson is a seasoned divorce and family law attorney and has substantial experience in making a compelling case before the court.

Creativity and flexibility are very important. It is important to take a practical approach with each Judge and to take your emotional concerns and transform them into logical arguments. Ann’s experience with the Judges in Southern California puts her in the best possible position to argue your position. If you need practical, level-headed advice regarding any child custody matter, please contact Ann A. Thomson today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Interstate Child Custody Disputes

If the other party in your divorce wants to move out of state, it is time to explore your options and work out the best possible outcome while keeping the best interests of the children the number one priority. The Law Firm of Ann A. Thomson has handled many interstate disputes involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act. Ann knows what it takes to get real results in these cases.

Child Custody: Should You Negotiate or Take the Fight to Court?

In child custody matters, even the best case, when handled by an inexperienced or naïve lawyer, can result in a bad outcome. The founder, attorney Ann A. Thomson, has an M.A. in Education and has substantial experience working with children and families. Ann A. Thomson offers a full range of negotiation and litigation services to help clients resolve child custody disputes.

Child custody battles can be extremely expensive and time-consuming. Ann A. Thomson’s focus is on obtaining resolution quickly and efficiently in order to minimize the cost to her clients and the emotional damage to their children. Ann applies strong negotiation techniques to arrive at a fair and workable parenting plan that is in the best interests of the children.

Ann A. Thomson is a trial lawyer. When necessary, Ann will fight for sole custody in court. This is especially true in cases of domestic violence or child abuse. When your child’s health, safety, and welfare are at issue, you need a powerful litigator to present your face succinctly to the court. As child custody attorney, Ann serves Long Beach, Seal Beach, and surrounding areas in Southern California.

Contact Us Today

Call Ann’s office today at 562-431-4333 or send her an e-mail now to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation. Major credit cards are accepted.


From offices in Seal Beach, the Law Office of Ann A. Thomson serves clients throughout Southern California in communities such as Seal Beach, Santa Ana, Brea, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Norwalk, Torrance, Rancho Palos Verdes and Los Angeles.