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Changing Custody Agreements for Child Relocation or Removal

Many clients simply do not understand that child custody, visitation, and child support judgments are all modifiable. As certified family law specialists in Visalia, CA, our attorneys can assist in changing custody agreements in cases of child relocation and removal. If your circumstances have changed, you may want to consider modifying the agreed upon judgments. Please contact our office today to speak with a certified family law specialist.

We can navigate every aspect of the legal process while providing you with empathetic guidance throughout this difficult time. 

What are Post-Judgment Modifications?

When the court lays out guidelines for child custody, visitation schedules, and child support, it is legally referred to as a judgment. Because circumstances can change, these judgments are generally all modifiable. To make changes to any of these judgments, the parents can either agree to the changes out of court and submit the paperwork to be signed by the judge, or they can file a motion to secure a court date.

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At Hatherley Law, our attorneys have decades of experience in child custody, visitation, support agreements, and the modification of post-judgment modifications. 

Reasons to Seek Post-Judgment Modification

There are several reasons you may wish to seek a post-judgment modification of a child custody, visitation, or support order:

  • Relocation: If one parent is moving to a new home in a new city, state, or even a new country, you will need to revisit and make changes to your child custody, visitation, and support orders.
  • Remarriage: If either parent gets married after the original agreement, it may be a good time to review your child custody, support, and visitation judgments and make adjustments if needed.
  • Child’s Age: Children have different needs as they grow up. After-school activities and sports may impact how much time a child is spending with each of their parents. You may want to make adjustments to any orders in place to account for changes in schedules.
  • Job Changes: Promotions, lay-offs, or total career changes are a good time to review child custody, visitation, and support orders. Even smaller changes like working different hours may warrant adjustments to these orders.

Why You Should Seek Counsel from Hatherley Law

Any modifications to these types of judgments can be highly contentious cases. There are a lot of specialized rules involved, so you need to work with an attorney who has extensive knowledge in this area of family law. At Hatherley Law, our attorneys have decades of experience in child custody, visitation, support agreements, and the modification of these orders. We can navigate every aspect of the legal process while providing you with empathetic guidance throughout this difficult time. Whether you want to handle your post-judgment modification outside of court or you need to file a motion for a court date, our attorneys can help.

Call Today for a Consultation

If your financial, residential, or other circumstances have changed, you may want to consider a post-judgment modification. Our attorneys at Hatherley Law can help you determine whether your situation warrants changes to the orders in place and how to make those modifications. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation.

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