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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!

Hear it From Our
Happy Clients

  • He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters.

    “I chose Mr. Graff to represent me in my divorce since he was also knowledgeable with bankruptcy law. He promptly returned phone calls, was quite helpful and consistent in advising me. He knew and understood my case and was very professional in representing me. Furthermore, I knew he was well respected in the courtroom and by other attorneys. He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters. I would absolutely hire him again and definitely recommend him to anyone in need of family law representation.”

    Kathy

  • 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

  • Mr. Graff, thank you so very much for all you have done for me and my family.

    “I am writing this to let you know how much I appreciate all your past services in completing my divorce and inter-spousal transfer deed! I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for your expertise, patience, and professionalism during a very difficult time in my life.Thanks to you taking good care of my case, I refinanced my home in March of this year, and finally have the new deed in my name! This blessing is because you agreed to take my case and you and your staff completed the transaction through the end ... thank you! Mr. Graff, thank you so very much for all you have done for me and my family I am very appreciative and wanted you to know.”

    Former Client

  • In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me.

    “In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me. Patient with my process, he was always prompt to return my calls, and gave me realistic advice. While other lawyers might be evasive in an effort to prolong the process (hence their fees), Mr. Graff was straightforward and eager to conclude the proceedings quickly in an effort to minimize my pain.”

    Melissa

  • 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