When it comes to family law, custody orders can be difficult to modify. This is especially true when the parents involved have a difficult relationship or are in disagreement about what is best for the child. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to modify a custody order. This article will outline the process of modifying a custody order and provide tips on how to make the process go more smoothly.
Understand Your Situation
The first step in modifying a custody order is to understand the current situation. This means familiarizing yourself with the existing custody order and any changes that have occurred since it was issued. It is also important to consider how the proposed modifications may affect the child and the current arrangement.
Discuss Your Options with Your Attorney
Once you have a full understanding of the situation, it is time to discuss your options with your attorney. Your attorney can help you understand the legal process for modifying a custody order, as well as the best way to approach the situation. They can also provide advice on how to present your case in court.
File a Motion to Modify the Custody Order
Once you and your attorney have discussed your options, it is time to file a motion to modify the custody order. This motion will outline the changes you are seeking and the reasons for the modifications. It is important to make sure that the motion is accurate and complete.
Attend a Court Hearing
Once the motion is filed, a court hearing will be scheduled. During the hearing, both parents will have an opportunity to present their case. The court will then decide whether or not to grant the motion to modify the custody order.
Follow the Court's Decision
Once the court has issued its decision, it is important to follow it. If the motion to modify the custody order is granted, it is important to make sure that the new arrangement is followed. This may require working with your attorney to ensure that the new arrangement is followed.
Seek Professional Help
Modifying a custody order can be a complicated process. It is important to seek the help of a professional if you are considering making changes to your existing custody order. At Marmolejo Law, APC, we specialize in family law, including helping families modify their custody orders. We have years of experience and can provide the support and guidance you need to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you modify your custody order.