As the best child custody lawyers in Gilbert AZ we often get asked, “what should I bring to my child custody consultation?” You’re receiving this short video, because you’ve taken the time to schedule an appointment to meet with me to discuss your child custody modification matter. Child custody modification matters typically involve some sort of substantial and ongoing change of circumstance than necessitates you going back to court and asking the court to adjust or change the parenting schedule and often times even legal decision making and child support. In order to help us have the most productive meeting possible, I wanted to talk about some important information and documents that you can bring to our consultation.
First of all, in a modification matter, it’s always really important for you to bring your current orders. It’s always very helpful for me to be able to review what is currently in place. With regard to modifying custody, again, we’re looking for some sort of substantial and ongoing change of circumstance. So what I really need to be able to talk about is what has changed in your life that now requires you to go back to court and change the schedule. Has somebody moved far away from the other parent? Is there a work schedule that’s changed? Has there been some sort of abuse, neglect, substance abuse, criminal behavior or something along those lines? All of those can be reasons a court can go back and change a parenting plan and legal decision making for that matter. With regard to child support, we’re going to want to talk about any changes in income, any changes in the cost of daycare or any changes in the cost of healthcare. All of those are important factors to be able to discuss possible changes in child support that might be related to our parenting time changes.
Once again, we want to make sure that we’re able to give you the very best advice possible. In order to do that, if you can bring this information with you I know that our time will be well spent and we can give you the very best direction that we can. We look forward to seeing you very soon. Thank you.
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