Custody proceedings can often be one of the most straining processes for both children and parents. Whether your case involves the establishment of a custodial schedule on a temporary basis pending a divorce or a request to modify custody or a parenting plan after Judgment has been entered, the end result of custody proceedings is often a tumultuous change for the individuals involved. It is important to protect your children’s rights and ensure that you and your counsel advocate for their best interest. The legislature in California has declared that it is public policy to ensure that minor children have frequent and continuing contact with both parents, except when that contact is not in the best interest of the children. There are many professionals and resources that can help litigants navigate the difficult circumstances of a custody proceeding. It is important that you consult with an attorney at the outset of your matter to understand and pursue your children’s interests and your rights as a parent.