Modification of Child Custody
Modifying a divorce order or a suit affecting parent-child relationship is possible. Circumstances change all the time. What
worked for everyone at the time the original order was put in place, may not be the case today.
All child custody cases can be complex and there is a lot at stake. Each case is unique and has its own issues. Your case will not be like your friend, neighbor, or family member’s case.
CAN I CHANGE CUSTODY?
Potential changes that can result in a modification of an existing possession of and access order (custody/conservatorship) order include one or all of the following:
1. A child is at least 12 years old and wants the change to occur.
2. On parent has voluntarily given up custody for more than six months to another person. This does not include military deployment.
3. A substantial change has occurred for one or both parents such as a relocation for a job, or remarriage.
Remember you must go through the correct legal process to change your current order. If the parents agree to the child custody modifications, there are ways this can be addressed outside of the courtroom, but it will need to be done legally. If the parties do not agree to an agreement you will need to attend a hearing and have a judge decide what is in the best interest of your child.
It is important to note that in any modification, the best interest of the child must be answered and proven. Heather Hudson has extensive experience handling complex and simple modifications. Heather handles these situations with compassion and dedication to your individual needs and wants. Call or email us today to schedule your consultation.