Pasadena Modifications Lawyer
Legal Counsel for Modifying Family Court Orders
As life happens, circumstances evolve and a family's needs and interests
can change. This means child custody and support arrangements may not
be permanently relevant and may need to be modified in order to accommodate changes.
At Goldberg & Gille, we understand the stress behind a court order
that is no longer sustainable and want to help you take necessary action
to rectify it.
Our Pasadena divorce lawyer, Christine Gille, is board certified in
family law. This means that she has an expertise that few others can boast and knows
how to handle family matters with the compassion and commitment they deserve.
When you come to our firm, you can trust that your case is in the right
hands and that your needs will be our top priority.
When Can Child Custody Be Modified?
Courts ultimately make decisions regarding
child custody according to what is in the best interest of the child. In terms of modifications,
this means that, unless it is mutually agreed upon and consented to by
both parents, a modification to a custody order will only be approved
if there is substantial evidence that the stability of the child's
environment has changed.
Environmental stability of a child can be affected by the following:
- The age of the child
- Change of income for one or both parents
- Physical or emotional abuse
- Violations of orders
Child Support Modifications
child support modifications can be agreed upon by parents or approved by a judge. Courts
again will ultimately make decisions according to the best interests of
the child. In the case of child support, this means ensuring the child's
well-being and standard of living can be maintained as circumstances change.
Such modifications can be temporary if a medical, financial, or emergency
temporarily necessitates more money or limits the paying parent's
ability to pay.
Permanent modifications can be made under the following circumstances:
- Significant change in income to one or both parents
- Increase to cost of living
- Change to child support laws
- Either parent suffers long-term medical disability
- Child suffers long-term medical disability
- One parent remarries and spouse brings significant income boost
Have a Board Certified Attorney in Your Corner
At Goldberg & Gille, we understand that life changes and are dedicated
to helping families ensure that child support and custody orders remain
in their best interests. When an order becomes irrelevant to the changing
needs and demands of your children, frustration and stress can cause unnecessary
tension amongst your family. Our Pasadena family law attorneys have made
it our mission to advocate on behalf of families whose needs evolve over time.
Our team has a combined 80 years of legal experience, meaning we have the
knowledge and competence that you need to feel confident that your case
will be handled efficiently. We will work with you directly to ensure
that you can reach a favorable resolution.