Child Custody Modifications

Child Custody Modifications

Child Custody
Yes, you can modify a California child custody agreement if circumstances dictate it. Even if both parents agree to the adjustment, a judge still needs to sign off on it to make it official. As the years pass, original custody agreements don’t always fit anymore, and a modification might be necessary. When Can You Modify a Child Custody Agreement in California? If there has been a substantial change in circumstances for a child or a parent, you can petition the court to modify the custody arrangement. Remember that the court’s top priority is always what’s going to be in the best interest of the child, not your convenience or lifestyle. In the State of California, to modify a child custody order, you must present supporting evidence to prove that a…
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Should You File for Divorce Before Your Spouse?

Should You File for Divorce Before Your Spouse?

Divorce
When a marriage has reached the point where divorce is the appropriate course of action, it can be difficult to decide how to begin. If you have decided to divorce your spouse, you may feel a sense of urgency to file first, perhaps due to television and films making you believe that this will provide an advantage. Whether or not this is the case depends upon the facts and circumstances of your situation. A Long Beach divorce attorney from Furubotten Law can help you determine what the best options are in your case, and when filing for divorce will be most likely to lead to your preferred outcome. California is a “No-Fault” Divorce State, and Either Party Can Initiate the Divorce Filing for divorce is a decision that might take…
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Can Your Child Choose Their Custody Arrangement?

Can Your Child Choose Their Custody Arrangement?

Child Custody
Custody cases can be difficult, as parents might have their relationships with their child in the hands of the court. Courts must consider many factors to determine what type of arrangement is in the best interests of the child, and many parents wonder whether the child’s opinion and preference will play a role in the decision. The answer is that sometimes, a court will consider the preference of the child. However, the court will still make its own decision and will not automatically follow what the child wants. Is the Child Old and Mature Enough? The law in California assumes that a child age 14 or older has the right to be heard regarding their preferences. However, younger children might have the maturity and ability to give a well-reasoned opinion…
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