As of September 1st 2017 the partnership of Stabile & Moshtael has been dissolved.
Find the new contact information for each attorney below.

 

Navid Moshtael
Moshtael Family Law
(714) 409-3701
500 S Main St #520, Orange, CA 92868
www.MoshtaelLaw.com

Thomas Stabile
Law Offices of Thomas Stabile
(714) 937-3911
500 S Main St #520, Orange, CA 92868
www.ThomasPStabileLaw.com

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Child Custody Attorney, Orange County

Many times clients spend more resources fighting over issues relating to their children than they do about the millions of dollars they have in property. It is amazing to see people fight during high conflict custody battles; all their other problems become meaningless. They may be willing to settle on spousal support, division of assets, and more, but when it comes down to their children parents will usually spare no efforts.

We have relationships with therapists and we are able to offer one complementary hour of therapy to our clients if they would like to take advantage of it. We take the time to educate our clients on these subjects, on what the potential outcomes will be in court. It is our job to not only help our clients, but to also educate them on what is right and appropriate under the law and help avoid issues down the road.

At Stabile and Moshtael we believe every child needs both parents; many of our clients come to us wanting to have the majority of the time with the kids because they were the primary care taker. Absent a parent being a drug-addict, a criminal, a person who committed domestic violence, or any other obvious signs that they are not ready to raise children, they should not be punished for working during their marriage to support their family and as a result they were not the primary care taker. However such parent need to work up to it. They would need to be realistic and ask for time they can manage, or change their schedule so they may be able to spend more time with their kids, then slowly and steadily build up to a point where they can get to (or close to) 50/50 custody arrangement.

We have relationships with therapists and we are able to offer one complementary hour of therapy to our clients if they would like to take advantage of it. We take the time to educate our clients on these subjects, on what the potential outcomes will be in court. It is our job to not only help our clients, but to also educate them on what is right and appropriate under the law and help avoid issues down the road.

Divorce and custody are a very traumatic experience for kids. Quite often parents have to put their children through therapy. Often one parent will alienate the children against the other which can result in a need for a reunification therapy. The kids may need a safe environment along with a professional allowing parents to ask them why they aren’t talking to them anymore, or wanting to see them, etc..

Moreover parents may also want to talk co-parenting classes; they are going through a new experience and they may need to be briefly coached through the new process. They need to be equipped with the right knowledge. They may have never gone through a divorce, it would probably make sense for them to see a therapist. Even a couple of sessions may suffice to help them manage their new situation.

Likewise the children have probably not gone through it before and if they are like most children, they are terrified at the idea that mom and dad no longer living in the same household. Those parents are most likely not therapist, they are qualified as parents, but they may not be qualified to deal with the emotional and psychological issues that will happen to these kids. Therefore it may make sense to have the kids see their own therapist to get the right advise throughout the transition parents.

It is also very common for one or both parents to use the kids as pawns to leverage. Both parents will need to be educated on how to manage each other, how to work with each other, and how to co-parent. We believe this is important because the kids are going to be adults one day and they will find those court documents and read them throughout. They will understand who did what to whom. Every parent wants to be a their kids graduation, marriage, and enjoy time with their grandchildren. Taking the steps listed above will help reduce future conflicts.

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Orange County, Los Angeles County

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