Deciding that you need to take legal action regarding child custody is something that you probably didn’t take lightly. If you are in that position, chances are good that you felt the need to protect your right to parent your child. We know that no parent wants to think about having to fight to be able to parent their child.
Once the initial child custody order was established, you probably breathed a sigh of relief because the battle was done. While you might not want to think about it right then, you might eventually have to head back to court to get the child custody order modified.
Child custody modification is something that is sometimes necessary because the child’s needs change with age. What is appropriate for a toddler wouldn’t necessarily be appropriate for a teen. If you think that the child custody order needs to be modified, we can evaluate your case to determine if a modification is appropriate.
In some cases, other circumstances, such as a child having behavior issues or trouble in school might lead to a modification. Even a parental relocation might necessitate a modification.
It is important to realize that modifications aren’t made for just any circumstance. Instead, you need to have a good reason for seeking a modification. This is even true in child support cases. You can’t get a modification just because. You would have to show a significant change in circumstances, such as a job loss or job change. Generally, a change of child support payments that equals 10 percent or more is necessary for a modification to be considered.