How Your Family Law Lawyer Helps With Modifying a Custody Agreement

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As experienced Sacramento family law lawyers, we realize just how ugly things can sometimes get when it comes to child custody hearings. So, let’s review the steps you’ll need to take if there’s now a need to change your custody agreement.

Steps to Change a Custody Agreement in California

The California Court System lays out the steps you need to take that your family law lawyer will help you with in changing your custody agreement. 

Firstly, you will need assistance with filling out the various forms and paperwork, and your lawyer will walk you through all the hard-to-understand “legalese” and intense wording on these documents.

Then, we’ll help you with all of the filing, get your court date set, and serve your ex with their paperwork, along with proof that they were served. This way, they can’t later say that they were not, which will greatly streamline modification the process.

Informing Your Ex About Modifying Your Custody Agreement

If you and your ex have recently been going through some changes, and need to adjust some of the terms of your original custody agreement, then lately you may have been asking yourself, “Who is the best family attorney near me to handle my situation?” 

Believe us when we tell you, you are in good company when it comes to Californians who are currently having these types of “falling-outs” with a previous husband or wife about who will have primary custody or visitation of the child or children from their past relationship.

Our experienced attorneys for family law know that these are some of the most sensitive types of cases in our workload, and we approach them as so. We ask every question to you one on one about what has recently occured between you and your ex (whether the events were positive or negative in nature), and recommend that you be 100% percent truthful during our consultation sessions.

Contact Your Trusted California Family Law Lawyers

We’ll use all our skills to make the process of your now changing custody agreement go smoothly. That being said, feel free to contact us today at The Law Office of Eric Andrew Mercer for your free 15-minute case evaluation.

About the author 

Eric Mercer

Eric Mercer is the owner and primary attorney at the Law Office of Eric Andrew Mercer based in Sacramento, California, but represents clients all over California. He started his legal career as a patent litigator at an intellectual property law firm in Palo Alto, California. He formed his own law firm in 2009, where his practice includes family law, consumer law, and personal injury. His family law practice focuses on parents’ custody rights and support. His consumer practice focuses on individual and class action litigation involving mortgage loan servicing, foreclosure avoidance options, mortgage origination, foreclosure rescue scams, automobile fraud, and unfair debt collection. His personal injury practice focuses on bicycle and motorcycle accidents. He is experienced in California and federal courts through all phases of litigation, trial and appeal.

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