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Changing Your Custody Agreement with the Court

After you have gotten divorced from your spouse, your circumstances often change. You may change jobs or become romantically involved with a person who lives out of town. These changes may require you to move your residence away from the area in which your spouse lives, therefore changing your child custody agreement. Just picking up and moving with the children is not an option. There are legal channels you have to go through to come to an agreement with your children’s other parent regarding the custody arrangement. To do this, you need a skilled Rancho Cucamonga family law attorney like me. I can oversee the custody negotiations and make sure the interests of you and your children are protected.

For a free, confidential evaluation of your custody case, call the Law Office of Gary S. Austin at (951) 363-2525.

What the California Family Courts Take into Consideration

When one parent makes the decision to move away from the other parent, a complicated legal custody agreement process begins, especially if the two parents cannot come to terms with one another on their own.

There are multiple factors that a family court judge must consider when deciding upon a custody agreement in this situation, such as:

  • The children’s desires (if they are old enough to make a determination)
  • The reasons why the parent is moving (i.e. not to punish the other parent)
  • The current custody arrangement
  • How far the parent is moving away
  • How old the children are
  • The status of the current relationship between the parents
  • The needs of the children, specifically continuity and stability

Gary Austin Is Ready to Defend Your Rights

The court will always consider the needs of the children first. Then, most likely, preference will be given to the custodial parent unless it can be proved that the custodial parent should not have primary custody. You need to protect your rights during a custody battle. As an experienced Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorney, I can make sure your voice is heard and your interests are defended in family court. I am ready to advocate your rights to obtain the best outcome possible.

Contact the Law Office of Gary S. Austin at (951) 363-2525 for further information regarding your custody case.


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