Protecting a Father’s Parenting Time in Douglas County and Surrounding Areas
After custodial orders are initially entered, it is sometimes necessary to go back and revisit the issues. A modification requires that there be a substantial and material change in circumstances. Seeking and achieving custody modifications requires dedicated, aggressive legal counsel.
At The Law Offices of James A. Adams, P.C., L.L.O., we help fathers with contested and uncontested custody modifications. Contact our Omaha, Nebraska office today for powerful protection of your right to be a dad, not just a father.
Modifying Child Custody Orders
It is far more difficult to win a contested custody case in a modification context than in the initial divorce. The party seeking modification must carry the heavy burden of proof that shows a material change of circumstances that did not exist when the original custody order was put into place. When considering a custody modification, it is sometimes necessary to adopt a marathon mentality and settle in for the long haul. Pursuing a contested custody modification can be an expensive and lengthy process, often taking six months to a year to achieve.
Factors Relating to Modification
In choosing to modify custody, a variety of factors, similar to those faced during the initial divorce may come into play.
- A need for witnesses other than just yourself
- Children’s preferences
- History of parenting time spent with children
- Children’s attendance and performance in school
- A variety of other factors
Modifying Child Support Orders
Child support modification hinges on a material change of circumstances, usually income related. If you lose your job, it is important to file for child support reduction right away. Support modification is not retroactive past the filing of your application.
Contempt actions may be pursued if your former spouse is not following the terms of your custody, visitation or support order or if they are failing to give notice of important happenings related to the children.
Our attorney is prepared to see you through your modification or contempt dispute, no matter how difficult. As a former marine, he takes pride in standing up for what is right and just. Contact us to schedule an appointment. Remember, DADS HAVE RIGHTS, TOO!