If you have a custody agreement for your kids, chances are you are divorced or separated from the kids’ other parent. Of course, custody agreements can also be used by parents that have never married, as their purpose is to provide for the care of children whose parents do not maintain a single household. Custody agreements can provide for varying levels of custody or visitation rights, depending on your family’s unique circumstances. If you are not satisfied with your current agreement, you can get custody modifications Chino CA.
An expert family law attorney like Torrence L Howell can help you determine whether or not your current custody agreement is fair to both spouses and adequately provides for the care of your kids. Your attorney can request custody modifications Chino CA to deal with issues like:
- Drug use
- Criminal activity
- Mental health deterioration
- Improved behavior of a non-custodial parent
- Mutual parental preference
- Death of a primary custodian
For example, if you believe that the child’s other parent is involved in criminal activity, you will obviously want to make sure your children don’t become endangered as a result of spending time with him or her. We can help you petition to amend the custody agreement to deny custody to an unfit spouse in order to protect your kids. We could ask for sole custody with supervised visitation so that the unfit spouse could still see the kids without endangering them.
When seeking custody modifications Chino CA, remember that physical custody and legal custody are two different things. Physical custody means that you have your kids physically in your care, while legal custody means you have the right to participate in health care and education choices for your kids. Be sure to ask your attorney about the implications of a custody modification on both of these types of custody.