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Murrieta Child Custody Lawyers

Decades of Skilled & Focused Legal Advocacy

When your future with your children is on the line, it is important to have an attorney who listens, understands, and fights aggressively when necessary. Facing difficult custody decisions can take an emotional toll on all those involved. With over 34 years of experience, our qualified Murrieta divorce lawyers at Penna Coker can help guide you through all matters related to child custody cases and provide you with the legal support you need to protect the best interests of your family.

Get the information you need to move forward with your child custody case by calling (951) 900-3342 or contacting us online. We serve Murrieta, Menifee, Temecula, San Diego, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, and surrounding areas.

Determining Custody of a Child

Taking an issue to family court can present different potential outcomes. Depending on each family’s situation, there are various ways to divide up the time a child will spend with their parents. These can include sole custody or joint custody.

A judge's primary concern during a child custody hearing is the child's best interests. When determining the best interests of the child, the judge should consider several factors that impact the child's well-being.

These factors may include:

  • The child’s age
  • The child’s health
  • The relationship of the child with each parent
  • The ability of each parent to care for the child
  • A parent's history of substance abuse
  • A history of family violence
  • The child’s connection to his or her community
  • The child's preference
  • The parent's ability or willingness to foster the child's relationship with the other parent

Experienced & Compassionate Legal Advocates

You want the best for your children, and you want to be treated fairly. Get the legal help you need to protect your rights and options from a firm dedicated to compassion and integrity. At Penna Coker, our family lawyers offer the help you need for your child custody case. We also offer mediation services for those who wish to reach an amicable resolution without involving the court. Our focus on family law makes us exceptionally qualified to assist you in matters of child custody.

If you would like to know more about child custody in California, our compassionate family attorneys are available to help. Call us today at (951) 900-3342 and request your free consultation.


When We Make the Case for Our Clients, They Make the Case For Us
  • “I always recommend Michelle when someone needs a family law attorney !! SHE IS THE BEST!”

    Patti J.

  • “She is genuine and very unique in a profession that is missing many of those attributes.”


  • “Thank you Thank you! I would always recommend Penna Law Firm to anyone who wants the very Best!”


  • “Michelle and her staff made the situation very easy to deal with and gave me great advise.”


  • “Michelle is a great combination of expert family law advice, representation and cost-effectiveness.”

    Darrin O.

  • “This good woman has my back and my trust, my respect and then some. I will always believe in our justice system because of this special lawyer.”

    Cheryl L.

  • “Michelle is a great family attorney and I have referred her to a few friends also.”


  • “Michelle is a great combination of expert family law advice, representation and cost effectiveness.”


  • “She truly is in the game for the best interest of the family.”

    Lyanne F.

  • “Michelle and her team were professional and made me feel like a client and not just a retainer!!”

    Matthew B.

  • “She is a strong woman and has a powerful presence and is not afraid of anything that is thrown her way. We definitely recommend the Penna firm.”

    Lizzy L.

  • “I highly recommend her for your family law needs. It was the best thing I ever did!!”

    Patricia J.

  • “Michelle has been representing me for some time now and has always giving me the attention and my case the expertise required for favorable and fair results”


  • “Her experience, knowledge, creativity, and attention to detail resulted in a very favorable outcome.”


  • “Our family is whole again and a big thanks to Laurie Coker who did a top notch job representing our rights and our sons.”

    McAdams Family


How We Fight for Your Family
  • Over 34 Years of Experience Exclusively in Family Law

  • Free Consultations Directly with an Actual Partner at the Firm

  • Compassionate & Dedicated Legal Representation

  • Strong Reviews, Online Reputation & Recognitions

Call us for a free consultation today. We are eager to hear your case. Get Help Now