Dealing with the time and financial burdens of custody cases only adds to the stress of knowing that every minute matters when it comes to the well- being of your child. Acquiring temporary custody can help alleviate much of that burden by getting the child into the care of someone who can best protect them as soon as possible. Some of the situations that call for temporary custody include:
When the best interests of your child or children are on the line, there is no better time to ensure that you have a highly skilled and experienced child custody attorney on your side. Sandra J. Peake, Atty. is fully committed to providing each and every client with the same level of representation and legal guidance to help make a complicated and oftentimes distressing situation resolve with the best possible outcome. Contact us today for a consultation and find out how we can help you and your family get what you deserve.
In the extremely sensitive arena of family law, Sandra J. Peake will make sure to implement her notably high standards of ethics and practice in order to provide quality and efficient consulting services. She will work together with you and your family to develop a plan that you understand, can comment and question on, and will help you reach the goals you wish to achieve, especially in the most complex custody cases.
When you or your ex-spouse wish to modify or change the terms of an existing court order regarding child custody, then modifications must be made. If you believe that there is a case to be made about a material or significant change since the court order was made, you may modify the following:
Your children’s rights lawyer can help you petition to modify the amount of child support being made with a Motion or Petition to Modify. These are often sought out in order to increase or decrease the amount of child support being paid on a monthly basis. Either parent (paying parent or parent receiving the payments) can initiate these claims. If the amount of support they feel should be modified is either 20% or $100.00 more or less than the amount that would be awarded by the Child Support Guidelines, a strong case can be made for modification.
When a child reaches the age of 12, they gain access to a special privilege that allows them to state whether or not they would prefer one of their parents to have the exclusive right to designate their primary residence. Also, in cases where the parent who has access to that exclusive right has relinquished the care and possession of the child to someone else for 6 months, or if the order of possession has become unmanageable, then there may be modifications made to the owner of those exclusive rights.
If the child has been injured and their conservator has been either convicted or received a deferred adjudication as a result of that, then the other party may seek to modify possession and access.
The same applies if the conservator has received similar admonishment for cases involving violence within the family.
In some cases, court orders have already been established, but one of the parties ends up being negligent or refusing to fulfill the order. The action that is brought about to enforce court orders in these types of situations is known as enforcement. Some examples of enforcement action against orders include:
Child Support: Violations in making timely or sufficient payments. Also, it may involve failure to pay medical child support, or the obligor does not compensate the parent who paid for uninsured medical costs.
Property: When a court order details that a person has to surrender a piece of property to the other party, yet the obligor fails to do so on time or refuses to do so.
Visitation: Court orders often detail the times and addresses at which children are to be returned to their custodial parents. If the conservator violates these terms, they may face an enforcement action.