Modifying Child Custody
Pasadena & Beverly Hills Divorce Attorney
Custody plans require modification for a variety of reasons. One of the
most common situations is when the parent who was awarded sole custody
has decided to move and needs approval for the
relocation. Another example is if either parent has had a change in their work schedule
and needs an adjustment to a shared-custody agreement or
visitation plan. If you need to alter a custody agreement for any reason, it is necessary
to obtain a legal modification from the court, because failure to abide
by the official plan can lead to charges of contempt of court, as well
as the fact that verbal agreements cannot be enforced.
A Glendale divorce lawyer can help you with every aspect of your child
custody modification, from drafting a petition with the best chances of
persuading the judge to approve your request, to working to secure the
cooperation of your ex-spouse. California family law advocates the best-possible
living situation for children in the state, and your modification must
be presented as being beneficial for everyone involved. You may be able
to have full custody awarded to you if your ex-spouse has married and
you can prove that the new home environment is unhealthy for your children
due to reasons of neglect or abuse.
In the years after your divorce has been finalized, it is likely that circumstances
will change and make the terms of your custody agreement unworkable. At
The Graves Law Firm, you will find effective solutions to assist you with
seeking a modification. They will take the time to fully understand your
needs and your objectives in order to help you draft a modification request
and represent you with the goal of gaining approval from the judge as
quickly as possible.
Contact a Pasadena & Beverly Hills divorce lawyer for help with any modification to a child custody plan.