Oftentimes, the outcome of child custody proceedings in Los Angeles will be unsatisfactory for one (or potentially both) parties involved. It is important to remember, however, that initial custody rulings are not always final; the potential does exist to have a custody order modified. In fact, the court will often order a review of a custody agreement every 2-3 years to ensure that it still fits a divorced couple's circumstances. Yet what about those who would like to have their custody agreements modified in between those periodic reviews?
Divorcing parents in Los Angeles will still need to raise and provide for their child, and usually joint provision is the best way to go about this. More often than not, this involves child support payments of some sort. Not only can it be difficult to determine what those payments should be, but it can also be hard to decide what they should be used for.
A major part of getting through your divorce is moving on in your life with your ex-spouse no longer being a part of it. That may mean moving away from Los Angeles to find a new job, be closer to family or just pursue new opportunities. Yet how are you able to do that if you and your ex have children together?
In deciding on a child custody arrangement, the court always considers first and foremost what is in the best interest of the child. The court wants to do everything possible to ensure that children of divorce live in safe and loving environments. Therefore, if either parent has a history of domestic abuse, the court takes this seriously.