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Modifying Child Custody and Parenting Time Orders in North County

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2020 | Child Custody and Visitation

What is the process for modifying child custody and parenting time orders in North County? The experienced family law and post-decree modification attorneys at Burke & Domercq, APC have represented clients in these cases for decades here in Carlsbad courts.  It is quite common for Carlsbad courts to hear child custody and parenting time modification cases. These cases can be legally complex and it is important to work with our experienced attorneys.

There are several valid reasons for seeking post decree modification of child custody and parenting time orders.  You may have moved closer to the children or changed your work schedule to make parenting time more accessible.  Your child(ren) may have expressed the desire to spend more time with you or to live with you full time.

There are also valid reasons to seek reduction in child custody or parenting time orders.  These cases involve a consistent pattern of irresponsibility demonstrated by repeated truancy or poor educational performance, criminal activity or substance abuse.  Domestic violence is an immediate red flag to our North County courts and protecting the safety and best interests of the child are always the highest of priorities.

You may also be concerned about a planned relocation or “move away” situation where a former spouse intends to or has actually relocated out of the area or out of state. In these cases it is important to take immediate action to protect your legal rights as a parent and to preserve North County jurisdiction in your case.

In some cases the former spouses may simply negotiate their own resolution.  In this case the co-parents would create a notarized resolution detailing the agreed upon changes and simply submit it to the Court for approval.  If you cannot reach agreement with a former spouse or co-parent you will need the skilled representation of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists and post decree modification attorneys and seek the involvement of the Court.

If you are concerned about modifying child custody and parenting time orders in North County we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact Burke & Domercq, APC or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment with one of our proven Certified Family Law Specialists.