Custody & Visitation Modifications

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

  • I felt that he always had my best interest in mind!

    “I selected Jeff to represent me because he specialized divorce cases and had worked with the Ventura County judges for many years. He was very patient with me as dealt with the emotions of getting a divorce after a 19-year marriage, and helped me through the terrible stress of facing my ex-spouse and being in the courtroom. He gave me very good advice on how to manage the property settlement, especially on when I should capitulate and when I should hold my ground. I felt that he always had my best interest in mind (rather than just collecting his fee) and worked diligently to bring the case to a fair conclusion.”

    Mrs. M

  • 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

  • Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount we paid cut down by more than half!!

    “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

  • 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

  • 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