How does a child custody modification work?
How do you qualify for a modification?
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,
- substantial variations in parenting time,
- a new baby,
- and other causes also factor into the decision.
Substantial variations in parenting time, a new baby, and other causes also factor into the decision. Any of these may necessitate adjusting parenting time. If this is the case, you can petition the court for a modification.
Remaining a part of your child’s daily life isn’t always as simple as it sounds. This is especially true if your ex actively tries to cut you out of the picture or limit your visitation.
It’s important to you and your case to stand up and not let your ex push you around. An occasional change of schedule is one thing, but if it becomes a pattern, you should consult your attorney to learn what you can do.
Child custody modifications have a lasting impact on your relationship with your child. There’s bound to be friction, and tempers often flare, but it’s important to avoid common mistakes that hurt child custody modifications.
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