Abide By The Agreement
Sometimes these changes can be made through agreement from both parents. If both parents agree on custody and visitation then the judge will most likely approve the parenting plan. However, if the parents can’t agree they get referred to mediation where a mediator tries to help the parents agree on a custody plan. If the parents still can’t come to an agreement during mediation, then they will meet with a judge to discuss the case. Courts cannot deny your right to custody or visitation just because you were never married to the other parent, or because you or the other parent has a physical disability, or a different, or minority lifestyle, religious belief, or sexual preference. The judge may ask for witnesses and proof where he will then decide on the parenting plan.
“Child custody modifications can often occur by agreement, but if one parent requests to move a significant distance away from the other parent court intervention is often required to determine which parent will have primary physical custody over the child/children. For process, Santa Clara court website says: California law says that Judges must keep the ‘best interest’ of your children in mind when deciding on custody.” – Nathalie Gachot, California Senior Attorney
We Can Help You
Approaching this type of situation can be difficult. At Modern Family Law we offer one free consultation with our attorney, during that consultation the attorney will help you decide whether it is necessary to file a motion with the court. Just like any judge of the family court, attorneys also keep your child’s best interest in mind and can help you navigate through the court system.