Child Custody Modifications
There may come a time when you want to modify your child custody agreement. Whether custody terms were set out in the divorce decree, or you were never married but have a court-approved custody agreement, you can petition to alter custody itself or to change specifics of the day-to-day parenting arrangements.
HOW DO I QUALIFY?
To make a child custody modification, you must show a change in circumstances. These factors often include one parent losing a job, drastic income change, and shifts in a child’s needs.
- Losing a job,
- drastic income change,
- and shifts in a child’s needs are just some of the reasons you might have to petition the court for a modification.
A couple may have a variety of reasons they might need to modify a child custody order or custody agreement, but a change in your circumstances is necessary to start the process.