Andrea Schneider

Helping Good People Through Bad Times

Child Custody Consulting


3 FREE Pointers on Family Court Services! 

Child Custody, Child Visitation, Child Support Consulting is available to you.

Have an upcoming child custody, visitation or support issue that you need help with?  Getting brought to Court or trying to decide if you should bring the other parent to Court?  I can help you! 

I will guide you on what to expect, how to prepare for Family Court Services (FCS)/mediation/Child Custody Recommending Counseling (What happens at FCS is extremely important and may be the most important part of your case.) and Court, including document preparation. 
As a mother of 2 children, I know how important your child/children are to you. 


Disagreeing with the other parent about:

  • legal custody (make decisions about school, medical-i.e. should your child take ADHD medication…) or
  • physical custody (who will the child mostly live with) and what will be the
  • visitation schedule– (i.e. does your teenager not want to go sleep over at Dad’s/Mom’s house anymore)
  • child support-who is paying who and how much.  This may change over time and with changed circumstances…


If not in agreement, you may decide to go to the Court for some help and orders by a Judge.  I can help you evaluate if this is a good idea. Sometimes the other side decides to bring you to Court and you must respond.  


I can represent you in San Diego Court or I can CONSULT with you on California cases on an hourly basis and give you guidance as to your specific situation regarding:

Child Custody,

Child Visitation,

Child Support,

FCS (Family Court Service/ mediation)-what to expect and how to prepare for the very important FCS (FYI- many Judges rely heavily and/or completely on this report),

how to prepare for Court.

If you want 3+ FREE pointers on FCS/Family Court Services/Mediation then put your name and email address in the box at the top of this page and they will get emailed to you immediately.

Call or text me/Andrea at (619) 518-0476 or for a FREE phone consultation.


Here is what a few of the clients that recently consulted with me had to say:


I found Andrea on avvo. I received a summons to appear in 6 days. I needed to meet with her and she saw me within a day of calling her. She actually answered the phone and some of my questions while at Disneyland with her kids. Andrea met with me for an hour and gave me the exact paperwork I needed for mediation. While everyone in the courthouse was frantically filling out three pages of paperwork, I was able to gather my thoughts. She also prepared me for the mediation. Andrea is a very skilled and knowledgeable attorney. The hours consult was priceless. The court sided in my favor and I owe this to Andrea. Thank you. Paulina


I hired Andrea to consult me on a child custody case. She talked me through the whole process thoroughly and explained what you expect as well as how I can best present myself. I will be walking into mediation with my sons father feeling as prepared as possible. I am grateful for her assistance. Britney


First off I have to say Andrea is amazing. I am currently going through a custody case with my ex-husband for our son and even though I live out of state Andrea is willing to FaceTime me and give me great legal advice. She has consulted with me about legal paperwork needed for court and mediation. She has gone step by step with the paperwork and forms to make sure I am comfortable and confident in what I am saying and filling out so i don’t feel stressed or overwhelmed when it comes time to go into court. She is very thorough and just genuinely cares about me and my case and is even willing to help me while on vacation. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to help me. Ashley O.

Call or text Andrea at (619) 518-0476 or for a FREE phone consultation.

If you want 3+ FREE pointers on FCS/Family Court Services/Mediation then put your name and email address in the box at the top of this page and they will get emailed to you immediately.

(And of course, this website is just to share information, isn’t meant as legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship.  You should always contact an attorney for your specific situation and for more information.)