For any couple deciding to divorce or separate, the welfare of the children is undoubtedly one of your most important concerns. In the state of California, child custody cases, when decided by a judge, are adjudicated based on the best interest of the child. Essentially, the judge’s mandate is to protect the child’s best interest by granting full or proportional custody to the parents or other family members or custodians based on their demonstrated abilities to care for the child and his or her needs.
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After custody has been decided, situations often arise in which either the custodial parent or non-custodial parent will request that the court modify custody. This could be the result of the petitioner’s desire to spend more time with the child, the result of a move (for work for example), or because the petitioning parent feels that the child’s best interests are not being served by the other party.
It is a popular misconception that the judge will be unlikely to change the status quo and grant the modification. In actuality, the judge’s ruling will be based on the evidence presented and the petitioning parent’s reason for the request.
If you are facing a first time child custody case, or would like to seek a modification of custody, it is importation that you work with a tough and compassionate legal team to help you get the job done. At Cage & Miles, LLP, we have handled hundreds of family law and custody legal proceedings. We will aggressively represent you and your interests in order to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family.
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