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What Should I Ask an Attorney in my Parenting Time Modification Consultation?



As the best child custody lawyers in Mesa AZ we often get asked, “what should I ask an attorney in my parenting time modification consultation?” You’re receiving this video because you have reached out to our office and scheduled an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys for a consultation. The consultation you’ve requested is specifically regarding modification of your current parenting plan. We understand that coparenting with another parent can sometimes be stressful. We also understand that circumstances sometimes change that require going back to court, and changing the plans that you currently have in place. That can be very stressful too.

In order to help us maximize our time together I wanted to send you this video and have you consider some important questions that we’re going to need to discuss when we meet. First of all, modification cases require that the person seeking modification demonstrate to the court that there’s been some sort of substantial and ongoing change of circumstances. That can vary from case to case, but in cases involving a change of the parenting schedule, it’s important that you be able to demonstrate to the court that there’s been something that’s changed in your life that necessitates changing around whatever schedule you’ve been following to something new.

So first and foremost, I’m going to ask you to come prepared to discuss what that change is. As I said that can vary from case to case and it really is something that’s up to the judge to determine whether that is sufficient enough to change the schedule. In some cases it may be because a parent has moved further away from the other parent. It could be a parent has been arrested and gone to jail. I know that sounds kind of dramatic but that’s something that happens from time to time. Maybe a parent got a DUI or maybe it’s a situation where one parent wants to move out of state. That change of circumstance will determine whether or not a judge is willing to even move forward with a modification. Secondly come prepared to discuss what new schedule you think the court should adopt and why. You always have to make sure that the court can consider parenting time for the other parent so if you’re going to be asking the court to reduce the parenting time of the other parent, come prepared to discuss why you think that’s appropriate and in the best interest of the children. If you’re coming to talk about why you think that you need to increase your parenting time. Once again, come prepared to discuss why that would be in the best interest of the children and what specific schedule you want to adopt.

We know that these issues can be stressful. We know that they’re important to you to you and your children. The more information you can bring to us and the reasons for the changes that you’re requesting, the better advice we can give you. Thank you once again for giving us the opportunity to meet with you. We look forward to meeting with you soon and thank you.

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Jensen Family Law in Mesa
3740 E Southern Ave #210,
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 999-2321



Jensen Family Law in Mesa is located on 3740 E Southern Ave Suite 210, 85206 Mesa, Arizona. From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Take S 41st St to E Sky Harbor Blvd, then Head west on E Sky Harbor Blvd and Use the left lane to take the exit toward S 41st St. Then Turn right onto S 41st St. After that, Continue straight to stay on S 41st St, then Take AZ-202 Loop E, AZ-101 Loop S and US-60 E to S Val Vista Dr in Mesa. Take exit 184 from US-60 E after that Merge onto E Sky Harbor Blvd, then Use the left 2 lanes to merge onto AZ-202 Loop E toward Tempe/Mesa and Use the right 3 lanes to take exit 9 to Merge onto AZ-101 Loop S. After that, Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 55A-B to merge onto US-60 E toward Globe, then Take exit 184 for Val Vista Dr. Then Continue on S Val Vista Dr to your destination and Turn left onto S Val Vista Dr. Turn right onto E Southern Ave, then Turn left and Destination will be on the right.

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