No case is more emotionally difficult than a child custody dispute. Unlike other legal matters, the stakes aren’t money but the children you love. Because you try to be the best parent you can be, the very process may feel like an attack on your parental abilities. Let our experienced attorneys guide you through the child custody process and get you through this difficult time.
Child custody and visitation orders are generally meant to be final. That means a court won’t change them simply because a parent was unhappy with the initial order or later decides they aren’t happy with it. Modification of a child custody or visitation order requires a change in conditions surrounding the child whereby his or her welfare would be enhanced by the modification. Orders may also be reviewed every two years without showing a material change in condition.
Common reasons for modifications include parents changing jobs, remarrying, or wanting to relocate. If you believe that the current child custody or visitation order is no longer in your child’s best interests or you oppose the other parent’s proposed modifications to an order, contact our firm for assistance.