Child Custody Mediation Attorneys
When a marriage dissolves, or when two unmarried people have a child together,
they must deal with issues regarding timeshare, parenting and child custody.
As with divorce, it is becoming increasingly common for parents to choose
out-of-court methods to draft parenting agreements. Family Law Mediation
is becoming more and more common to help couples reach agreements regarding
how they will parent their child(ren). An experienced
family law mediation attorney has developed skills and methods to help couples explore parenting options
they might not have considered without the help of a mediator. Mediation
can provide a more efficient, less dramatic and more cost effective option
for many people.
Contact Orange County Child Custody Lawyer Judy Williams today to discuss
your case. Dial 888-614-0171. With many years’ experience handling
all types of family law issues, Ms. Williams will protect your children’s
best interests and will assist the couple in reaching fair, equitable
solutions to any problems connected with the children.
California child custody laws allow for modifications to be made to an
existing consent order and even to custody orders under certain circumstances
and parameters. California Law provides for changes to an existing court
order if there have been significant changes to the situation since the
Order was made. Examples of such significant changes are a significant
change in timeshare, a change in work schedules impacting the parenting
time available, a new marriage for either party, and/or new children added
to either household. If you are considering a necessary change to your
existing child custody, it would be wise to enlist the aid of a skilled
and experienced child custody modification attorney.
California Child Custody Modification Laws
A custody order can only be modified in certain situations:
- • If the original custody order that you want to change is a consent
order (you and the Respondent(s) agreed to the custody arrangement), then
it can be changed or modified anytime the Court finds that it is in the
“best interest” of the child.
• If the original custody order was entered by the Court after a full hearing
AND it has been less than two years since it was entered, the order can be
changed only if the Court finds that continuing to enforce the order would
endanger the child’s physical health or significantly impair the
child’s emotional development
Modifying an existing child custody and visitation order can be a very
complex legal task, which can easily be accomplished with the help of
an experienced mediator.
Contact An Irvine Child Custody Modification Lawyer
If you are interested in making changes to your existing child custody
agreement, call the Center for Mediated Divorce. Ms. Williams will explain
all options to you so you can see if mediation makes sense for you. Dial