Over time, family situations and children change and when they do, child custody orders may need to be modified to accommodate those changes. Whether you are the custodial parent or the non-custodial parent seeking the change, you should consider using professional legal assistance to address child custody order modifications.
In a contested child custody modification case, the court uses a set of guidelines to determine the “best interests of the child or children”. Normally these factors are related to:
- Moral Fitness
- Love and Affection
- the Child or Children
- Home and Location
Child custody modification cases need to be worked aggressively to determine and provide significant information to the court relating to both positive and negative impact on the children within these “best interest” factors.