Westlake Village Custody Modification Attorney
Child Visitation & Custody Modifications
If you are unhappy with your current child visitation or custody order, you may be able to petition the court to change the order. This can be a delicate and complicated process, however, without the counsel of a skilled Westlake Village divorce attorney.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff has the benefit of more than 35 years of legal experience in family law which it puts to use on behalf of each client I work with. I offer clients the one-on-one attention they need when faced with a family law matter. I understand how difficult it is to deal with such matters and provide compassionate support throughout the process.
Conditions for Modifying an Order
In all family law matters where children are involved, the court will always attempt to act in their best interest when making such important decisions regarding their custody. Custody and visitation orders can still be changed however.
Circumstances courts will consider for a modification include:
- A substantial increase in the child’s age
- One parent relocating to another state
- The custodial parent refusing visitation by the non-custodial parent
- The importance of bringing up a child in a “traditional” family environment
- Showing the current living arrangement puts the child at risk of physical or emotional harm
A stable environment is always in the child’s best interest. The pressure therefore is on the party who wishes for a modification since the court will try and maintain the status quo in terms of the child’s current circumstances.
Protect Your Parental Rights
Having dedicated legal representation from a Westlake Village divorce attorney is the best means of informing the judge in your case of the necessity for modifying the existing custody or visitation order. You can trust the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff to work hard to uphold your rights as a parent.
Call my firm today and set up your complimentary consultation—(805) 633-4999!