Complex Custody And Move-Away Cases
Exceptional representation for parents requesting or opposing changes
Parents often remark about how fast their children grow up. Growing children move on to different schools, develop new interests and engage in a variety of activities that may affect a carefully crafted parenting plan. The parents may also undergo changes: career moves, new relationships and even relocation. All of these factors may necessitate an order modifying your current child custody arrangement. The capable attorneys at Trope and Trope LLP can guide you through the process. Our attorneys have more than 400 years of combined legal experience. We’ve helped thousands of people revisit their parenting plans and reach new agreements. When settlement proves impossible, our preeminent attorneys skillfully litigate your case in court, assert your rights and protect the best interests of your children.
When is it necessary to seek a child custody modification in Los Angeles?
According to the California Family Code, a parent may seek a modification of a custody order from the court by showing a “significant change in circumstances” that justifies new terms. California law also permits the court to issue a modification whenever “necessary and proper” to serve the best interests of the children. Events that might trigger a modification of custody include:
- A change in a parent’s work schedule
- A parent’s relocation resulting in too great a distance for regular exchange
- A child’s preference (if the court judges the child mature enough to provide input)
- A parent demonstrating unreliable behavior
- A parent interfering with the current parenting plan
- A parent relapsing into substance abuse
Our attorneys are well-versed in complex child custody and visitation disputes and can develop strategies to resolve your custody dilemma.
Opposing modification requests for lack of grounds
The law requires a parent to show a significant change in circumstances to prevent overuse and abuse of the court system. Still, some parents do litigate unreasonably, to use the court as a hammer against an ex-spouse. Others insist that their exes are deliberately trying to turn a child against them, when the child is simply reacting to their own poor parenting. If you find yourself the target of unreasonable litigation, we can help. Our proven trial attorneys provide vigorous representation in court to defend your reputation and preserve your parental rights.
Get exceptional family law representation for child custody modifications in Los Angeles
At some point, modification of your parenting plan may be inevitable. If that time comes, have a proven leader in Southern California family law at your side. To schedule a consultation, call Trope and Trope LLP at 310.207.8228.