Pasadena & Beverly Hills Family Law Attorney
Pro athlete? Need help with child support or visitation?
If you are a professional athlete, you need to be aware of what you can expect from a child support and visitation proceeding. You will need specialized legal advice on how, child custody, support, and alimony work from a Los Angeles family law attorney from our firm.
Child custody and support cases can be complex enough; those involving athletes can have increased public attention and even more complicated court hearings given their sizeable incomes, so you need a firm with experience with such cases and the competence to handle yours with professionalism.
Trusted Counsel for all Areas of Family Law
The Graves Law Firm is very well-acquainted with California laws regarding child support and visitation since we are dedicated to handling family law cases exclusively including those involving child custody, visitation, and child support. Our firm is committed to serving our clients by providing one-on-one attention.
Attorney Graves is an accomplished child custody attorney who has been included in the list of California's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars and Woman of the Year from Women in Business. You can trust her to handle your custody or support case with discretion.
How The Graves Law Firm can Help
Public figures such as athletes garner attention that is unlike any other person and their lives are often scrutinized by the media. Our Los Angeles child support lawyer understands you desire privacy and we are committed to protecting it at all costs.
The Graves law Firm can handle all aspects of your family law case including the following:
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreement litigation
- Child support
- Child custody
- Complex property division
- Spousal maintenance/support
- Visitation rights
Our firm can keep the media at bay and can respond to requests for comment so you can stay out of the public eye.
Get the Child Custody Advice You Need
When determining custody of your child, courts will consider several factors in an effort to protect the child's best interests. Courts will consider the current relationship of both parents to the child, the child's preference if they are old enough, instances of domestic violence, the financial stability of each parent, each parent's lifestyle, and other issues,
From here the courts will award you custody or visitation rights as either legal or physical custody. Legal custody has to do with the right to make important decisions in the child's life such as medical or schooling decisions. Physical custody refers to whom the child will be living with the most.
Part of our success in handling child custody, support, and visitation for athletes is also our ability to interact with your advisers and management to provide comprehensive representation. In all areas, our firm works in your best interests whether you need help with a divorce, establishing child custody, visitation, or support, you can trust us to insist upon your rights.
Give us a call today and we can provide you with legal advice!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Demetria for the excellent work I received from her firm. When I first came to her office with my child custody case, I was distraught and afraid of what was to come in the months ahead. She was considerate and compassionate and best of all she gave me hope, which I had not received from any other attorney. I can not thank Demetria enough for the strength and guidance she provided me. I was very pleased with the results of my case, and highly recommend her firm. - Aurora- Aurora
When I came to see Demetria for the first time, I was confused and scared. However, Demetria has always been honest and straightforward about what I should expect. Her composed and serene demeanor inspires comfort and confidence. She is always responsive to my needs and resolved my questions and concerns very quickly - and there are many! She truly has been a breath of sanity in a sea of Chaos. - Eliot Trainer- Eliot Trainer
I went to the Law office of Demetria Graves to discuss a unique and somewhat embarrassing situation regarding child support. Ms Graves sat down with me and took the time to fully understand my problem. Demetria handled my case in a completely professional manner and helped me get through this very unforeseen case. - Anonymous- Anonymous
I cannot express enough my gratitude for the efforts made to my case. Demetria was truly attentive, patient and essentially was able to close my case with ease. I am very appreciative of her efforts and will most definitely call her should I need her services again. - John Williams- John Williams
I have a small girl whom I've been completely involved with since her birth, despite her mother and I having never been married. We had a mutual agreement that the courts never needed to be involved, and everything would be 50/50. But eventually she filed for full custody, demanding I see my little girl 2 days a month. All this after 3 years without incident. Frankly, I was scared. She had retained an attorney, but I could not afford one. We ultimately came to an agreement which held briefly. I thought my child was residing out of town with her mother for 4 months, when in fact, she was only 12 minutes away. At this point I immediately asked a friend in the law field for help. That friend came up with Demetria L. Graves. Upon meeting Ms. Graves, I was immediately impressed with her demeanor. Previous potential counselors were unnecessarily "cut-throat." One went as far as to say "I'll get you full custody and MAKE her pay you support. We'll stick it to her!" This coming from a lawyer at a large and well-to-do firm. Demetria asked me what I wanted, as opposed to telling me what to do just to get even. She understood my position and respected it. Demetria also never hesitated to tell me when my approach to the situation was wrong. She moved quickly and her assistant, Sabrina, kept me informed every step of the way, via phone, email, and mail. Access to her newsletter led me to hold Demetria in even higher regard as a person truly dedicated to their field and wanting to help others understand it. I now have joint custody of my little girl, with equal time/expenses shared. All I wanted was fair treatment for my Baby Girl, which is; both parents in her life. I have, and will continue to refer Demetria Graves to anyone in need of counsel. - Crescen Bacon- Crescen Bacon
I came into Attorney Graves office as I imagine most do, at one of the worst times in my life. I was full of anger and questions, and I needed help. Demetria started answering my questions, and immediately helped me understand the process and the best ways to get through it. Ms. Graves was there to assist, advise and guide me through this very difficult time. She offered more than just legal counsel; she gave me a heads up as to what I might expect to see plus ways to handle the situations and people. She was there to help me get the best results, and came through every time, including helping me retain custody of my three kids. I have already recommended her to several people and will continue to do so. - Brian Beck- Brian Beck
I first made contact with the Law Offices of Demetria Graves back in a time where I needed advice and counsel in the most urgent and cost effective manner. I needed a strategy that could help me address my situation while supporting my budgetary challenges. I had solicited several firms prior to Demetria Graves and recognized rather quickly that she had the technical expertise I needed and was very reasonably priced. "Demetria has been very responsive and diligent in her actions to mitigate personal exposure on my part. She was very forthright in laying out the truth and reality associated with the process. Sometimes the truth in these situations isn't what you want to hear, but Demetria was very good a keeping it real and never sugar coating any personal exposure and/or financial commitments that will be imposed by the courts. For me the truth was essential and the truth is what clients can rely on from Demetria and her staff. "Because of Demetria's strategic approach to mitigating and minimizing my long-term damages, I am pleased to say I successfully got through the process and while I am committed to the financial support of another, I feel I was well represented and was able to weigh the options and make the right decision for my life moving forward. "Demetria Graves and her staff strike me as a vibrant young up and coming firm with the right energy and fortitude to tackle the most difficult and complex cases, while remembering the economics of it all. For this I am grateful and appreciative. It has allowed me to move on and begin a new chapter with brighter things to come. - Robert C. Harrelson- Robert C. Harrelson
I would like to thank the law office of Demetria Graves. You never know what life can throw at you, and contacting an attorney can be a sensitive time. When I first contacted the office, I was greeted by the staff with warmth and professionalism, and compassion. I appreciated this very much. In the event should I need legal services again, I will contact her office. Once again, thank you for the services regarding my case. - Amy Roberts- Amy Roberts