February 3, 2022
Child custody modification depends upon many factors, and hiring a lawyer is important in this process, especially if child support is part of the modification. Cases involving child custody are those that arrange where children will live and with whom (which parent) is called residential custody, and who will control the important aspects of those children’s lives, including education, health, religious training, extracurricular activities, and more, which is called legal custody. It is important to note that although the phrase is used regularly by people who do not know better, there is not such thing as “full custody” under Kansas law.
For child custody modification to occur, most states require proving a change in the circumstances of the child or the custodial parent or some other triggering even to allow for a modification. When it comes to post-decree or post-judgement modifications of child custody, support and visitation, Juris Law & Mediation are the experts with helping you navigate the Court process and even try helping you avoid the need for judge intervention.
Hiring a lawyer during a contested child custody modification is effective. There are many steps involved in any child custody modification case, and hiring a lawyer is your best option for someone to guide you through the process.
Best case scenarios occur when parents can work together to reach a resolution themselves, and it is better for your children when you can agree on the changes of the parenting plan. However, if you cannot agree and the modification is contested, a lawyer will be necessary to best represent you and your child during the hearing.
If a parent were to move out of state, the laws about court jurisdiction become complex, and you should consult a lawyer to determine whether a different court can hear your case under your current circumstances. If the modification is focused on child support, or a change to the amount, you must consult with an attorney as there are specific laws by each state in regards to child support and how it is calculated.
Our team at Juris Law & Mediation, LLC. have successfully represented parents in child custody modification cases. We are tough, but fair and excel at representing the rights and desires of our clients without causing additional conflicts with the other party involved.
With years of business, life, and legal experience, our clients benefit from a no-nonsense approach to solving legal problems and give you the resolutions you need quickly, efficiently, and in a cost-effective manner. If you are in the Kansas City Metro area including Johnson County, KS and Olathe, KS and believe you need to modify your child custody plan, contact us today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call us at (913) 764-8844 with any questions you have regarding your case.