Sample Motion to Modify Child Custody and Visitation in California
This sample motion to modify child custody and visitation in California is designed to be used to request that the court modify a child custody or visitation order. This sample should be used in conjunction with a notice of motion or request for order and requests a modification on several grounds including that a significant change of circumstances since the date of the last custody order requires a modification for the best interests of the minor child or children, the existing custody order is not a final custody order but is only an interim or temporary order, or the party is only requesting a modification in the visitation schedule instead of custody. The sample is 13 pages and includes brief instructions, a memorandum of points and authorities with citations to case law and statutory authority and sample declaration. The author is an entrepreneur and freelance paralegal that has worked in California and Federal litigation since 1995 and has created over 300 sample legal documents for sale. Note that the author is NOT an attorney and no guarantee or warranty is provided.