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When You Need To Make A Change In Custody

Life is rarely static for any of us. Most of us find ourselves in flux at some point. This is also true of divorced parents. While a custody order may have worked at the time it was issued, certain life changes can mean that this arrangement is no longer viable.

5 Reasons For A Post-Judgment Modification

There are many reasons why a parent may wish to make a change to their child custody arrangement. Five common examples of valid reasons are:

  • The needs of the children have changed
  • One or both parents have remarried
  • A job change
  • Relocation to another city or another state
  • There has been a significant change in one parent’s life

The Modification Process

If you and your ex-spouse or ex-partner agree to the terms of the modification, then the process can typically be resolved smoothly. There are bona fide reasons why a parent may wish to make changes and California judges understand this. However, not all reasons are valid and not every modification request is approved. It is important to have your request and paperwork reviewed by a California family law attorney. An experienced attorney can ensure that your plan is viable and will be able to guide you through the process.

Get The Modification Help You Need

I am California family law attorney Jeff Bickerton. Since 2003 I have successfully helped people resolve their divorce and custody issues. I will work with you to ensure that you understand the process and potential outcomes, timeline and cost. As the principal attorney at The Bickerton Law Firm, APLC, I provide personal service: This means you will not be sent to an assistant or answering service, but will have my personal phone number.

If you have had a significant change in your life, income, job, or the needs of your child or children have changed and you need a post-judgment modification, reach out to me online or call me at 925-344-4166.