Custody and Support Modifications

Does your child want to spend more time with you? Has your ex received a raise in pay? Has your pay decreased? If circumstances have changed significantly since your child support, custody, or visitation order was issued, the court will consider a request for a modification of the current orders. David C. Winslow represents clients before, during, and after divorce and modifications are possible at any stage.

How will modification of custody or support affect your child?
We have been representing parents in Southern California courts for over eight years. As your post-divorce modification attorney, we will help you consider all your legal options including a variety of parenting plans, we will discuss how a change will affect your relationship with your child, and how it will affect your financial security. After you have decided how to proceed, we will frame a presentation to the Court explaining your position in the strongest and most favorable way possible.

When the court will consider post-divorce modification of custody or support
The court may grant an order for post-divorce modification of support or custody for a variety of reasons. Examples include the following:

  • There has been a significant change in circumstances such that a change in custody is warranted. Or, a change in a party's income (yours or your ex's) and a modification in child support is appropriate.
  • Your child's needs have changed due to medical expenses, a special classification, or a necessary activity.
  • Your child has grown to a stage of development where a change in custody will provide a benefit for the child.
  • The custodial parent is relocating and a change in custody will allow the child to remain in a neighborhood, a school, or near friends.
  • The custodial parent is moving, a move-away order has been issued allowing the parent to take the child out of state, and a different custody and visitation arrangement is needed to allow the non-custodial parent to maintain frequent contact.

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