The child custody terms you were handed down when your divorce was finalized may or may not have worked well at the time, but they are court orders. While you cannot request a modification simply because you do not like your child custody terms, there are certain situations when you can. If you believe a child custody modification is warranted, reach out for the skilled legal guidance of an experienced California child custody attorney.
You can seek a child custody modification at any time if you can demonstrate to the court that you have experienced a relevant and significant change in circumstances that makes a modification in the best interests of your children. Prime examples include:
In order to obtain a child custody modification, the burden is on you to prove that your circumstances have changed significantly enough to warrant a modification.
It is important to note that California always allows the best interests of the children in question to guide their child custody determinations, including those related to modifications. As such, factors like the following will play a role in whether or not your requested modification is approved:
Generally, no one factor takes precedence over the others. Instead, each is considered an important part of the overall whole.
The well-respected child custody attorneys at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, serving both Monterey and Salinas, are well prepared to skillfully advocate for your parental rights – in pursuit of child custody terms that work for you and your children. Do not delay reaching out and contacting us for more information about how we can help today.
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