At the time the divorce decree is issued, the court will issue orders regarding such things as child custody, visitation and child support. Those orders are not set in stone however. When a significant change in circumstances occurs, you have the ability to ask the court to modify an order.
At my firm, William P. Davis, Attorney at Law, I frequently help clients obtain modifications in support, custody or visitation orders. I also represent clients who are seeking to prevent modifications.
My firm can assist you in post-divorce modification matters such as:
I can also take action in an effort to enforce an existing court order if one party is not living up to its obligations.
Contact my firm to schedule a free consultation by filling out our online form or calling (925) 313-0337 today!
The child support level is based on factors such as the incomes of the parents, the time the child spends with each parent and the child's special needs, among other factors. When one of these considerations change significantly and that fact can be demonstrated to the court to its satisfaction, it will issue a modification of the existing order.
In most cases involving a change in income — for example, as the result of a job layoff, promotion or disability — I can obtain a modification in an efficient and cost-effective manner. When a parent is self-employed or attempting to hide income, the task can become more challenging. As an experienced family law lawyer, I have a variety of tools at my disposal that I can use to determine the facts of the situation.
Let's say a parent's job schedule changes from one shift to another. In this situation, I can often negotiate an acceptable custody or visitation arrangement that can be accepted by the court.
In more contentious case, such as a proposed child relocation, my firm will undertake assertive family law litigation in an effort to protect your rights and achieve your goals.
Contact our experienced Contra Costa modification of support and custody lawyer for a free consultation regarding your child custody & support modification legal issue. Fill out our online form, or call (925) 313-0337 today!
From my office in Martinez, I advise and represent clients throughout Contra Costa County and the East Bay Area, including Concord and Walnut Creek, California.