Child Custody Modification
Riverside Family Lawyer
Going through a divorce can be an emotional and wearisome process. The
process of determining child custody arrangement can be equally challenging
and the court must make the final decision when two parents cannot agree to an
uncontested divorce. If you are seeking to modify your
child custody or
visitation arrangement, you must be able to prove that there was a significant change
in circumstances in order to warrant the modification.
Reasons to Change Your Parenting Plan
California courts place a high emphasis on maintaining stability in child
custody arrangements. As a result, the parent seeking the custody
modification will have to prove that the new custody arrangement is in the best interest
of the child and that the change in circumstances is substantial enough
to warrant the change. The child custody lawyers at our firm understand
the intricacies of child custody modification and how to prove the significance
of your circumstances.
Each of the following are reasons for parents to consider a modification:
One parent wishes to move to a new location. If you have joint physical custody with your ex, you likely cannot move
more than a certain distance away. You will have to file a petition with
the court if you wish to move past those parameters.
domestic violence or child abuse are also grounds for a custody modification. You should always start by
filing a restraining order if you notice any signs of abuse. This can
prevent the parent from coming within a certain distance from the child
for their safety.
When one parent loses their job and is forced to drastically change their lifestyle, they may be unfit
to provide for their children. If there was a substantial change in circumstance
that you believe warrants a change in the terms of your custody, seek
the help of an attorney.
When you work with a lawyer from Hanson, Gorian, Bradfofrd & Hanich,
we will review your case to see if you qualify for a child custody modification.
No matter the issues you are facing, you can rest assured that our Riverside
family law attorneys have your best interests in mind. We understand that
life is unexpected and that you may have experienced a significant change
rendering your current child custody agreement unacceptable.
Call us today to discuss your case in a
What If I Don't Want to Change Custody, but the Other Parent Does?
What often happens is that just one of the parents wants to file a minor
or major modification of the custody orders. While you may be happy with
the current plan, your child's other parent may not be. If they choose
to file for a modification of custody orders, then you cannot necessarily
stop them from doing so. What you can do, however, is file for contempt
or clarification. Remember, the court will be evaluating what is in the
best interest of the child. Our firm can work with you in order to prove
that a modification would not be beneficial, if you truly believe that
the parenting plan is working fine.
Call Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich
If you have faced a significant change in your life you may wish to seek
or contest a modification to protect your child, even if your original
child custody arrangement was working. The legal team of professionals
at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich is committed to helping parents
achieve better situations for the lives of their children. With our experience
in the field of child custody, we have the resources and capability to
provide exceptional legal representation for your child custody modification case.
Take action today:
call now to retain a Riverside child custody lawyer!