5558 California Ave, Suite 120 Bakersfield, CA 93309

Bakersfield Family Law & Divorce Attorney

Fighting to protect what matters most

Bakersfield's Premier Family Law Attorney

Jim R. Canaday was born and raised in Bakersfield. He is of third generation in Kern County where his grandfather arrived here in 1929. After Jim finished High School, he attended Bakersfield College and earned his Associate of Science degree. After Bakersfield College, Jim attended California State University in Bakersfield and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with dual majors in Management and Operational Analysis.

Practice areas

Jim Canaday: Experienced in all areas of Family Law and Probate Guardianships/Conservatorships

Child custody

Child Custody is one of the most emotionally draining areas of family law. When faced with the uncertainty that accompanies child custody cases you need an experienced family law attorney fighting for you.


Divorce can become complicated and challenging without the right divorce attorney by your side making sure you get a fair settlement.

Spousal support / Child support

According to California law, you're entitled to a fair spousal/child support order. Don't let your family suffer due to your divorce. You need an experienced family law attorney by your side.


A guardianship becomes necessary when a parent can not provide the care and support of their child. An experienced attorney can help guide you through this complicated process.


There are certain circumstances in which grandparents have a legal right to have visitation with their grandchildren. Jim Canaday works with grandparents to make sure that they’re can take advantage of this law.


When it comes to the relationship between a parent and a child, parents have responsibilities, such as making sure the needs of a child are taken care of. In instances where the parent can no longer take care of the minor, Courts can terminate the parent's rights.

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