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Custody Order Modification Lawyer in Mesa

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An Arizona child custody order contains a number of important rules and schedules that divorced or separated parents must follow when caring for their children. However, situations may arise where you may need to change a provision in a custody order. In these situations, a Mesa custody order modification lawyer can help you navigate these proceedings and secure an optimal resolution. The Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau can represent your case and protect your rights during the custody order modification process.

Why Choose Us

  • Since 1987, our attorney Karen Schoenau has represented Arizona families in complex legal proceedings, specializing in complex child custody cases.
  • Our firm prioritizes the best interests of children when crafting case strategies and representing our clients. We will place your child’s needs at the heart of every decision we make.
  • Modifying a Mesa custody order can be a challenge without an attorney on your side. Our firm will handle all aspects of your case on your behalf, reducing the stress and burden of the process.

When Would You Want to Modify a Mesa Custody Order?

There are many reasons why you may need to modify a custody order in Mesa. For example, you may begin a new job and need to adjust your visitation times to accommodate your new schedule. In other cases, you may believe that your child’s present environment poses a risk to his or her safety and want to ask the court for sole custody.

You have the right to modify an Arizona custody order if you can show that a substantial and continuing change of circumstances has taken place. You will also need to show that the custody order modification would be in the best interests of your child. In most cases, you cannot enter a custody order modification for at least one year after the court issues it.

However, you can modify your custody order earlier if you can prove that one of the following circumstances apply to your case.

  • Your child’s environment may seriously endanger his or her physical, mental, emotional, or moral health.
  • Domestic violence, spousal abuse, or child abuse has occurred.

How to Modify a Child Custody Order

You can modify a child custody order by filing a petition with the court that has jurisdiction over the agreement. Once you file the Mesa custody order modification petition, the court will schedule a hearing between you and your former spouse and decide whether to modify the order in accordance with your requests. The court will consider a number of factors when deciding your case, including the following.

  • The presence of domestic violence or child abuse
  • The amount of custody that each parent holds
  • The wishes of the parents regarding the custody agreement
  • The preferences of the child if he or she is of suitable age or maturity
  • How the child would adjust to changes in the home, school, or community
  • The relationship that the child has with each parent
  • The mental and physical health of all parties involved

Your attorney from the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau can help you prepare for this hearing and establish your case for modifying the Mesa custody order.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are seeking to modify a custody order, you need an attorney on your side. The Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau fights diligently for your rights and your child’s best interests. Contact us today or call 480-467-3435 to schedule a consultation with our lawyer.

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