Do You Need an Attorney to Modify Child Custody?

Do You Need an Attorney to Modify Child Custody?

Do You Need an Attorney to Modify Child Custody?

Child custody an area of law where disputes often arise. When circumstances change, one or both parents may wish to modify a custody agreement following divorce proceedings. All child custody decisions – including those that involve modifying existing child custody or visitation arrangements – are based upon the best interest of the minor child or children. If you are interested in pursuing modification of a child custody agreement, it is essential that you have an experienced attorney on board.

At Furubotten Law, APC, our experienced legal team could assist you with pursuing a modification of child custody or visitation arrangements. We have law offices located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Riverside County, California. Our attorneys also serve Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Huntington Beach, and Temecula. Call us today at 714.795.3862 or contact us online today, for more information about how we could help you with your family law matter.

Best Interests of the Child Standard

Any modification of a child custody or visitation arrangement is based upon the best interests of the parties’ child or children. In looking at whether a modification of child custody is warranted based upon a material change in one or both parents’ circumstances, California courts will look to the following factors:

  • The financial circumstances of each parent
  • Cultural and religious concerns
  • The living environment of each parent
  • The physical and mental health of each parent
  • The ability of children to be able to interact with other family members
  • Educational concerns
  • The existence of domestic violence in a parent’s home
  • A parent’s new romantic partner

California courts have wide discretion when it comes to modifying child custody and visitation arrangements. Consequently, it is essential that you have an experienced California child custody attorney representing you in your case.

Call a California Child Custody Attorney Today

At Furubotten Law, APC, we can assist you with pursuing or opposing a modification of an existing child custody arrangement. To schedule a free initial legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced California child custody attorney, call us today at 714.795.3862 or contact us online for more information about how we can help you protect your parental rights.