Sacramento Child Custody Modification Attorneys
While a divorce decree is considered a finalization of a marital dissolution, the document is a reflection of the present circumstances. As the months and years go by, careers go in new directions, jobs are lost and ex-spouses remarry. These new circumstances may mean existing orders must be modified to reflect new realities.
Seeking modifications to spousal and child support orders is more complex than just "crunching numbers." The process can become complicated and contentious; competent legal help may be needed. Changes in child custody tend to be more personal and emotional. Suspicions of abuse or neglect require one parent to make a difficult decision that affects the other parent and the children in profound and lasting ways.
Modification Of Child Custody Agreements To Account For Relocations
Few family law issues are more emotionally charged than custodial parents who find a new job or choose to marry someone out of state, requiring relocation of the children. Child custody agreements that were negotiated or litigated must be revisited. Instead of certain days and weekends, time spent with children occurs over an entire summer break from school or other long-term stays. Changing a marital settlement agreement to address relocations may also require revisiting the child support agreement.
As with any issues affecting children of divorce, their best interests come first. The courts focus on it, and we share that emphasis.
Schedule an initial consultation to speak to an attorney about relocations or other child custody modifications. Call our California law office at 916-923-6043 or fill out our online intake form. Carlson & Gevelinger accepts all major credit cards.