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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!

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Happy Clients

  • He understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types!

    “Jeff is very kind and always takes time to listen to my issues and questions. He is very professional. Jeff is always prepared for court and his experience is obvious when you see that all the judges know him and regard him with great esteem. Jeff understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types of issues which characterized my case. If you would like to be able to trust that your lawyer is going to resolve your issue to the best possible outcome while being professional and courteous, Jeff Graff is the attorney for you.”

    Paul

  • His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.

    “Jeff and his team are by far the best to work with. His staff is kind, courteous, and he is excellent at getting the job done in a timely fashion. He is very straight forward and makes it easy to understand what is going on step by step in your case. His experience and insight into the family law field is excellent. Jeff and his office have helped my family tremendously and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for family law help. If you wants to be sure it is done correct the first time and that your family's best interest are always cared for, he is the guy. His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.”

    Catherine

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    “My experience with Jeff's expertise was non other than A-one! He tackled my case swiftly and efficiently with the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend!”

    Former Client

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    Former Client

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    “Jeffrey handled my Family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex’s got a big child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to Jeffrey handled my family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex-wife. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex-wife had a huge child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to court for that!! Then, she started coming after us for this big child support money every month. She wouldn’t even let her kids come over to visit with us and my kids, but just wanted the money and my husband wasn’t working. My co-worker went to Jeff for her divorce and she told me to call and talk to him. I am so thankful that I called him. I talked to him and he explained everything to me. I needed that because I didn’t know what to do. My husband and I met with him in his office. Jeff and the secretary were both so nice and very professional. I completely trust them! Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount my husband pays to his ex-wife cut down by more than half!! And on top of that got the judge to make my husband’s ex let the kids come and visit with my husband, who is still hurt, and my kids. Everything worked out so much better than I thought it could. I didn’t know we had a choice and that we could go to the judge to lower the support AND let us see the kids. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who need help with family law. Very Helpful.”

    Linda