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Child Custody

At the Law Offices of John S. Cowhig, we advocate for both men and women, in equal number, and skillfully educate, negotiate, mediate, or litigate to protect the interests of our clients.

Child custody

Personal Guidance Through Simple and Complex Family Transitions

When a couple decides to divorce, the process is rarely easy. One of the most important decisions to be made is in regards to custody of your children.
This includes the legal and physical custody of your children. Legal custody involves the daily decision-making ability of the parents including, but not limited to, decisions relating to education, medical, dental, and psychological treatment. Physical custody involves in which parent’s care your children will be at any given time. Because of the importance of a child’s stability, these can be hotly contested issues. To ensure the best interests of your children continue to be met, parents strive and will fight to secure the appropriate custody and visitation rights to secure their children’s stability. Because of the importance of this stability and the trust you are placing in the lawyer to protect your children’s best interests, it is crucial to obtain a family law attorney with extensive experience handling child custody matters.

To ensure that your rights as a parent are protected, we provide you with the best legal and experience-based representation possible. This experience includes attending to post-divorce issues that may arise such as modifications to child custody and visitation agreements, as well as making modifications to child support as the need for change arises.

Child custody matters are not only legally complex, they are emotionally trying as well. Whether you are seeking custody of your child or children or attempting to mediate a custody agreement with the other parent, we can help you. Our skilled legal team is committed to providing exceptional legal representation to clients dealing with child custody matters throughout all of San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. By effectively and efficiently handling all legal aspects of your custody case, our team makes it easier for you to deal with the emotion and stress associated with handling important issues related to your children. Attorney John S. Cowhig has the accolades you can trust and rely upon including, serving on the past President of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association, being rated a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer magazine starting in 2004, being a top-rated family attorney by Avvo.com and being a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

Attorney John S. Cowhig also has numerous accolades, including being rated a top rated family attorney by Avvo.com and recieving the 2015 Avvo Clients’ Choice award.

At The Law Offices of John S. Cowhig, we handle divorce and family law cases throughout Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange County, CA.

No matter the specific issue you face, you will need an attorney on your side to safeguard your interests and your future by providing a custom solution for your case.  We are prepared to help our clients with compassionate and supportive guidance when it is needed most.  However complicated your case may seem, our skilled attorneys and winning strategies can help.

In addition to our proficiency in handling a vast variety of cases, our lawyers are adept at aggressively litigating cases and at negotiating.  We aim to make each case as easy and pleasant for the parties involved as possible.  We constantly update clients on the state of their case and provide our full support and attention.  No matter what our clients’ goals are, we take their hopes to heart, fighting relentlessly to protect their interests and achieve the best outcomes.

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Contact US

We take your family law matters very seriously.

Below, we’ve provided a number of ways for you to contact our professional staff:


Law Offices of John S. Cowhig,

19600 Fairchild Road, Suite 295

Irvine, California, 92612


 (949) 333-0580 




8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Law Offices of John S. Cowhig is found within Irvine’s beautiful Main Plaza, located just right off of the 405 & 55 Freeway.