Can I Modify Child Custody Out of Court?
Issues of child custody are often contested and disputed in the courtroom. Obviously, no one wants to go to court, so if you are going through a divorce with children involved, you may want to know, “Can I modify child custody out of court?” If you have further questions, contact Saratoga family law attorney Jean Mahserjian today.
Can I Modify Child Custody Out of Court? | Process
If you and your children’s other parent agree upon a change in custody, you may be able to implement that change without going to court. To do so, we first draft a stipulation that you both sign and we put into that stipulation that you want to have the court execute an order implementing the new modification. We’ll then file a petition with the court, submit the paperwork to them and ask that the court execute an order without the parties going to court. In most cases, that works. Sometimes, however, a court will still want the parties to come into court to make sure that the court has the full and proper stipulation, or to ensure that a law guardian has reviewed the change in custody and that it’s acceptable from the perspective of the children.
Can I Modify Child Custody Out of Court? | Contact Our Office Today
If you have children and are considering a separation or divorce, one of the most important decisions you will have is how your children will be raised and cared for. This is difficult in an intact marriage; when parents are going through the emotional trauma of marital dissolution, this issue can become explosive. Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C. understands the complexity of the legal and human issues attached to child custody. We can help you obtain a complete custody arrangement that meets the individual needs of your children and addresses the unique circumstances of your family.
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