Divorce and Legal Separation

Divorce and Legal Separation

Since 1989, the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles has served as a well-respected, full-service family law practice providing solutions and aggressive advocacy for men and women.

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Child Custody & Visitation

Child Custody & Visitation

Family law problems involving children can be unsettling for a parent. Our trial lawyers and legal team know how important your children are to you and we will get you the best results.

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CPS & Child Abuse Defense

CPS & Child Abuse Defense

Our family law and criminal defense experience fortifies our ability to analyze the evidence and the agency’s allegations. We aggressively represent parents accused of abuse.

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Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic Violence Cases

Whether you need rapid, effective legal representation to protect yourself and your family, or you are facing allegations of domestic violence contact us for a Free Consultation.

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CHILD CUSTODY MODIFICATIONS

If you are considering a Child Custody change, the attorney’s first question will be “why” you are seeking a change in custody. The answer must be significant in order to show the family law judge there has been a change in circumstances since the previous order was made. Valid reasons for a change are not “he’s not a good parent” or “I don’t like his girlfriend”. The bottom line is that the change must be in the best interest of the children. With that being said, a better reason for a child visitation or custody modification might be “the girlfriend who lives with my ex is disciplining my children using corporal punishment”. A modification may be necessary when it would serve to be in the child’s best interest. However, there is a second element to be established. This being a “change in circumstances”. For example, supposing your divorce was highly contested and both parents wanted the majority of time with the children, causing the need for a child custody & visitation trial. Witnesses testified, evidence was brought into court and the judge made a decision. You were unhappy with the decision, and feel the need to go back to court and try again. Unfortunately, this is not a change in circumstances. In fact, nothing has changed and your request for a modification will most likely be a waste of the courts time and costly to you. Especially if you were to find an attorney that would even go back to court on an issue previously ruled on. If you think there has been a change that has a negative impact on your child, contact our divorce law firm to discuss how we can assist in your modification of child visitation.

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