As a parent, your primary concern is providing a safe and secure environment for your children. That's why it's vital to review your custody orders annually. Doing so can help refresh your memory on the current order and alert you to any potential issues that may have arisen since the last time the orders were reviewed.
Read on to learn why an annual review of custody orders is essential for parents who share custody of their children.
The Benefits of an Annual Review
When raising kids, there is no such thing as "one size fits all." Even if two parents have a joint custody arrangement, their respective parenting styles may differ vastly. That's why it's so important for California parents to review their custody order at least once a year, more if you believe it is necessary. Doing so can help ensure that both parents are doing what they can to provide their child with the best possible care.
An annual review also enables parents to ensure that the order's terms haven't changed since it was first issued. For example, if one parent has recently been given more time with their child due to work or school commitments, the other parent should be informed accordingly. Similarly, if a parent notices any changes in their child’s behavior or development, it could indicate that they are not receiving enough support from either parent, and these changes should be addressed as soon as possible.
Reviewing Your Custody Order With a Family Law Attorney
If you believe that the existing order is no longer meeting your child’s custody needs, then consulting with a family law attorney is highly recommended. A seasoned lawyer will be able to evaluate your case and determine whether or not modifications need to be made for you and your former partner to effectively co-parent your child in accordance with state laws and regulations. They can also help draft up any necessary paperwork required for filing legal documents in court if needed.
We Do Family Law Differently
An annual review of your child’s custody order is essential for California parents who share custody of their children because it helps ensure that both parents are doing what they can to provide their child with the best possible care and protection. At Embry Family Law P.C., our team understands that your child’s needs will change as they grow up. If you notice something that needs to be changed in your child’s parenting plan, contact us today to learn more about how we can help you pursue a modification.
Call our office at (619) 485-6476 to get started with one of our compassionate family law attorneys. We are waiting for your call!