Series Wrap-Up for Child Custody Modification in San Diego
This is the final post in my series discussing how to modify an existing child custody order in San Diego. Throughout this series I have discussed a number of topics that clients frequently ask about following the initial child custody trial. In this post I will summarize the discussion I have had throughout the series.
During the series I have discussed several different issues that clients frequently ask when it comes to modifying an existing child custody order. I have looked at topics such as:
- When it is appropriate to file an emergency custody modification order
- What warrants a “change in circumstance” in order to request a custody modification
- How the child custody modification process works and what to expect
- How to defend against a modification request and what to do if you are served papers
I have stressed two points in these posts. First, a change in either the child or the parent’s circumstances must have taken place for the Courts to entertain a child custody modification request. Second, the modification of custody must be in the child’s best interest. When two parents can peacefully agree on custody changes then it is in the best interest of everyone and a formal change can be made relatively quickly. When two parents are unable to agree then a Judge will listen to both sides and make the decision.
If you would like to request a custody modification then the first step is to contact a San Diego family law attorney. Your attorney will discuss with you the change in circumstances and determine what specific changes you would like to be made. When asking for a modification it is important to be a specific as possible concerning what it is you want from a new parenting plan. Your attorney will cover all of the bases with you, so that you can file a complete application with the Court. Contact our San Diego family law office today for a consultation and to begin the legal process.