Modifications: Child Custody

When it comes to your children the most important thing is having a close and nurturing relationship. At the end of any custody case or divorce case with children, the court makes a ruling on which parent will have custody of the parties’ child or children and how much parenting time each parent will have with the child or children. Child custody modification actions are brought after a final parenting plan order has been entered in a family law case. The custody modification case is brought to change the parent named as the custodial parent. With sole custody comes the right to select the child’s school, religion, and medical care.

Child custody modifications occur by agreement between the parents, or by a court’s ruling that a change is in the child’s best interests.  or as a result of a court’s determination that a change of custody is warranted.

Contested child custody modification actions are among the most difficult and stressful family law cases.   When a parent asks a court to modify custody determination without the agreement of the other parent, usually, there is a problem with the parenting of the other parent. Because of the nature of these cases, they can be emotionally difficult for any family.

The lawyers at Stephens & Margolin LLP have experience litigating complex custody disputes and creating detailed parenting plans which protect their client’s relationship with their children.

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Review for services rendered by Sean Stephens


After years of watching my son trying to have a normal relationship with his daughter and years of her mother threating to take her from our family finally happened. Not knowing what to do or where to turn and lots of prayers GOD lead us to Sean. After our first meeting he gave us hope. He walked us through this “unwanted journey” never letting my son give up or lose hope. No parent or grandparent should EVER have to wonder if their child is cold/hungry or safe, and for 1 1/2 years 24/7 that was all we thought about. Sean and Jon both really cared about this situation and kept our hope and faith going. Sean got my son “sole custody” and continues this case since we found her.
His knowledge of family laws, his genuine caring of his clients is remarkable. We would recommend him and his team to anyone. Sean and Jon gave my granddaughter a live of stability and happiness. And my son back his life. Watching my son with both his children is amazing and wonderful. In my opinion Sean under charged and over delivered!