San Jose Lawyer for Child Custody Modifications
Assisting Clients with Modifying Court Orders in Santa Clara, Los Gatos, San Mateo, and the Bay Area
Court orders issued in a divorce are not written in stone. The courts understand that sometimes things change and issues like support and custody need to be reexamined. If there has been a substantial change in circumstances that has rendered your existing child support, child custody, visitation or alimony order unworkable, it probably time to seek a formal modification. We can help.
With Gemma V. Reyes, Attorney at Law, you will find a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in the negotiation, mediation and litigation of family law matters in the Bay Area and Southern California. Contact us today for the straightforward answers and knowledgeable guidance you may need in order to deal with the modification of a divorce order after a significant change in your life.
Modifying Support in Santa Clara County
Modification of support is based on numbers: How much has the need or ability to pay gone up or down? Because there is almost always a paper trail in these cases — tax returns, pay stubs, bills, etc. — the modification of child support or spousal support/alimony is often relatively clear-cut and easy to obtain when appropriate. We can work with independent investigators to document the financial information necessary to obtain (or prevent) a modification.
Modifying Custody and Visitation
Modification of child custody and visitation after divorce is often more complex. There are many circumstances that may give rise to the need to modify a child custody order and the end result is not always predictable. Your best option may be to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney if any of the following are true:
- You or your child's other parent has been offered a job that requires relocating out of state
- Your child's other parent is involved with someone new and you have concerns about your child's well-being
- Your work status or schedule has changed and you now have more time to spend with your children
- You used to have a verbal agreement regarding visitation, but things have changed and you need a formal order to protect your rights
Divorce orders are often flexible, but sometimes have important restrictions that can be addressed through modification if the need arises. For example, if the other parent is planning a vacation overseas, it may even be prudent to seek a modification of a custody order that specifically prevents one parent from taking the child out of the country.
Call Gemma V. Reyes, Attorney at Law, in Santa Clara at 408-292-6289 or contact us by e-mail now to schedule a free appointment. Discuss your case with an experienced California divorce and modification lawyer today.