Orange County Family Law Attorney, Matthew E. Forsse of Wallin & Klarich, Successfully Assisted Client in Custody Modification (FC 3087)

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Matthew E. Forsse, an experienced family law attorney at Wallin & Klarich, helped a client obtain a custody order modification so the client could enroll her children in a different school.

Family Law Attorney, Matthew E. Forsse 888-749-7428

Matthew E. Forsse Associate at Wallin & Klarich 888-749-7428

The court got it right in this case and was correct to dismiss the father’s cry that he would be inconvenienced by the change

A Wallin & Klarich client was allowed to move her children to a different school where they would be more likely to succeed after Orange County divorce attorney, Matthew E. Forsse, assisted her to gain a custody modification.

“Every child should have the opportunity to receive the best education available to him or her. Of course, each child’s educational needs and interests must be considered individually. Here, it was clear that my client’s children would improve and benefit from attending a new school, and the court could not overlook the need for change,” said Mr. Forsse.

According to court record from Lamoreaux Justice Center, the client and her former husband were divorced in February 2007. The former couple had two minor children during the marriage, twins age 9. Originally, the court decided that joint legal and physical custody, with the client as the primary custodial parent, was in the best interest of the children. The joint custody situation allowed both the client and her former spouse to have a say in the education of the children.

In May 2012, the children were bullied on multiple instances and their grades began to suffer as a result, as stated in court documents. The children were then given the opportunity to enlist in a lottery to be chosen to attend a local magnet school in Orange County. The change in schools would remove the children from a school situation that continued to worsen. After being selected to enroll at the magnet school, with a better Academic Performance Index (API) score and a firm anti-bullying policy, the father refused to allow the children to change schools. The mother sought the help of Wallin & Klarich and Mr. Forsse to prevent her children from staying in a school situation that was not serving their best interests.

Mr. Forsse prepared a Request for Order seeking emergency relief to obtain a hearing date on shortened notice according to court documents. The emergency hearing ensured that the case would be heard before the end of the summer, which preserved the children’s opportunity to change schools and enroll before the fall 2012 start date. After the court granted the Request for Order, Mr. Forsse prepared a detailed declaration to present to the court, which described that the change in the original joint custody order was necessary to ensure that the children would be able to attend a school where they could succeed. Mr. Forsse argued his client’s position at the court hearing and convinced the judge that a change was in the best interest of the children. As a result, the child custody modification was granted and the children were allowed to attend the new magnet school.

“The court got it right in this case and was correct to dismiss the father’s cry that he would be inconvenienced by the change,” said Mr. Forsse.

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