Life is not always certain: people lose jobs, remarry, move and undergo other significant life changes. When circumstances change, so may there be a need to change, or modify, judgments made by a court regarding child custody arrangements, visitation schedules, and child or spousal support. It may also happen that you need help enforcing a judge’s ruling when one party has failed to live up their end of the bargain.
We have more than 30 years of experience in helping people understand and negotiate modifications. Our approach is thorough and straightforward, yet empathetic. Particularly where your child’s well-being is at stake, we work with professionals who can determine the psychological impact on your child of a move or other significant change.
Whether you are seeking a modification or opposing one, Fleming Family Law in Anaheim can provide the legal guidance you need to ensure your rights are protected. When you have questions, call us at 714-855-1043, toll free at 866-698-3123 or send our firm an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Richard Fleming.
Child Custody Modification
Reasons for changing a child custody arrangement may be practical or painful. Often, a parental move or relocation means that visitation schedules need to be modified. Other times, a custodial or non-custodial parent may have a drug or alcohol abuse problem, or may not be providing a suitable living environment for children, creating an urgent need to modify custody.
Child Support Modification
We live in uncertain economic times. Job losses, pay cuts and reduced hours have an impact on a non-custodial parents ability to pay. Unfortunately, these same situations may have befallen a parent with primary physical custody, diminishing their earnings. Under California law, a “substantial change in circumstances” is required to modify child support. We will strive to help you find a balance between your needs and what is in the best interest of your child.
Spousal Support Modification
The same conditions that can effect an ability to pay child support often apply to the need to modify spousal support. Whether a change is needed because of downsizing, a medical condition or a remarriage, we will provide a strategy that is both legally effective and cost-effective.