Modifications to Child Custody

Modifications to Child Custody

Baton Rouge Child Custody Attorney

Nothing in life ever stays the same and sometimes an arrangement that was once workable, is no longer appropriate to the current situation. You may have a situation where a child custody agreement may have been perfect for all parties involved at one time; however, one of life's little surprises came along and has made it necessary to make changes. People can lose their job, find it necessary to move for one reason or another, or have medical issues that pop up without warning.

When life throws a curve ball and you find it necessary to change an existing child custody agreement, contact an attorney experience in family law matters to get this process started. At The Layfield Law Firm, Beau Layfield is dedicated to helping families through these complicated and often difficult times. Beau is committed to do whatever he can to help make this process go as smoothly as possible.

After a divorce is finalized and all the decisions are made, it can feel like all the dust has settled, which can result in divorced couples getting comfortable with each other and making small adjustments to custody agreements. When everyone is getting along, it may feel unnecessary to go through the hassle of making these changes official through the appropriate legal channels.

This situation works fine until old wounds are opened and tempers flare. Even though one party may have thought the relationship was relaxed and friendly, that party may suddenly be faced with an angry ex-spouse threatening to go to court for violating a child custody agreement.

Regardless of whether you and your ex-partner are usually the type of couple to work out issues agreeably on your own or the type that can't be in the same room together, it's a better option to seek legal counsel when modifying child custody agreements. By working with Beau, you will get the benefit of his plentiful experience in helping other parents in your situation. Contact our firm today!

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  • How long will the divorce process take?

    The length of your divorce proceedings will depend on different factors, which include how long it takes to serve divorce papers to your spouse, whether your spouse is willing to waive their rights to service and notice of trial, whether you have minor children from the marriage and legal delays. Typically, it will take 20 to 40 days to receive a divorce judgment from the court after papers have been served. If your spouse decides to waive his or her rights to service and notice of trial, the judgment can come swiftly. It is important to note that a judgment does not become finalized until the 30-day "appeals" window has ended.

    Another important point to note is that you must be living separately from your spouse for six months (or longer if there are minor children from the marriage) before being able to file a petition, unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as your spouse committed a felony. Securing an attorney for legal representation may result in your divorce process being resolved much faster than you attempting to navigate the proceedings on your own.

  • Is adoption a long process?
    • Each adopted child has different circumstances. There are several types of adoptions that could take place, including a stepparent adoption, a private adoption or a standard adoption. Each has its own specific challenges. With the help of my firm, we will speed the process through the system as quickly as we can so that you can begin your new family and move forward with starting life together.

  • Do I need a lawyer in a personal injury claim?
    • Insurance company studies show that those who have legal representation in their case recover an average of 3.5 times more than those who try to get the issue resolved on their own. Insurance companies do not like to pay out large settlements, and frequently move fast with an offer, within days of a car accident or other serious injury accident. If you accept this early offer, it can be a terrible mistake; you may later require more medical treatment, or not recover in the expected amount of time, or could experience complications. I will carefully evaluate your injury case and ensure that we are pursuing every type of damage that could be claimed in your case. It is very important that you have legal counsel that will protect your right to fair compensation, and I will fight for fair treatment for you and your family. A personal injury lawyer is imperative if you suffered serious injuries. I am a Louisiana attorney that is interested in helping your resolve these issues.

  • Isn't divorce expensive?

    A contested divorce can get expensive due to the necessity to attend trial, and document the case to present in court. Those who can work out their agreements prior to court and settle them with negotiations can not only save a lot of money, they avoid the serious stress of a court trial and exposing your personal business in court. In either case, I will help you bring the issue to a resolution with the least amount of stress, whether in a contested or uncontested divorce. I make every effort to make my services affordable so that you can have high quality legal counsel to support your case.

  • How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

    A personal injury accident is the result of the negligent, reckless or careless action of another. An accident that occurs from the use of a dangerous or defective product is an example of a personal injury accident. Another example is a drunk driver who causes a car collision with injuries or fatalities. In the case of negligence, the victim may be eligible for monetary compensation that can include lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can represent a client in court and negotiate with insurance companies to pursue the maximum possible compensation.