High-Conflict Child Custody

There is no specific set of circumstances that define "high-conflict" custody cases. It generally means a situation where conflict between parents makes co-parenting impossible. There may be lingering resentment from the breakup or divorce, or parents simply refuse to communicate and work with each other when it comes to their children.

High-conflict custody battles may involve:

  • Claims of domestic violence
  • Protective orders
  • Serious emotional or psychological issues
  • Continued litigation over custody
  • One or both parents failing to follow the parenting plan

High-Conflict Custody Has A Significant Impact On Children

This kind of conflict between parents acts as a major stressor for children. The long-term effects vary depending on the age of the child and their resilience but in many cases, kids in high-conflict custody cases act out or have difficulty concentrating — in addition to emotional problems.

Working with an attorney who understands your needs can help alleviate some of the stress of high-conflict custody cases. In her practice, Layla Summers assists California families by providing compassionate advice and intelligent answers. With over 10 years of experience in family law, she understands how complicated these situations can be and can help you find the tools to make things better.

Move Toward A Better Future

If you and your partner are in a difficult disagreement over custody, it helps to seek assistance from a third party. A family lawyer can guide you through the process and help you develop better ways to communicate. By working together, your children can avoid being caught in the middle. Call 310-575-2513 to reach the Law Office of Layla Summers in Culver City or send a message online to learn more.