TRITT & TRITT
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GARDEN GROVE, CA 92840
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Tritt & Tritt Family Law Attorneys want you to know that California law says that both the mother and father of a minor child are equally entitled to child custody. Child custody and visitation arrangements are determined by a California court using the "best interests of the child" standard. Factors that the court considers in determining the "best interests of the child" include:
• The health, safety and welfare of your child
• Any history of abuse by either parent or any other person seeking custody is a factor.
• The amount of contact time the child has with both parents.
• The existing relationship the child has with both parents.
• Any alcohol or substance abuse of either parent
Modification of Child Custody in California
If you are considering a modification of your current child custody and visitation order, contact the Orange County child custody lawyers at Tritt & Tritt for a consultation to discuss your present needs.
In California, child custody and visitation may be modified at any time as long as the child is a minor (under 18 years of age), as circumstances may change over time. Usually the person seeking a modification of an existing order is required to show the court that there has been a significant change of circumstances since the last court order.
When seeking a modification of child custody and visitation in California, the court is required to schedule mediation. The mediation will be set before or at the same time of any court hearing regarding custody and visitation. If the parties resolve the matter in mediation, the modification agreement is submitted to the court for approval. If mediation cannot resolve the issue of child custody, a hearing before the judge will be necessary.
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