When you divorce, you may have a child custody agreement in place. It represents where you are and your life at that time.
As the years pass, things will likely change. Significant changes may result in you needing to request a child custody modification. However, not all changes are considered significant, and therefore they may not be considered by a judge.
Keep reading to learn about some of the issues that may help you achieve success when requesting a child custody modification.
The child is in danger
The safety of your child or children is a top priority. If your child or someone else has reported domestic violence in their home, it may be possible to have a child custody modification approved, even if the child hasn’t been harmed. Also, if the parent the child resides with has friends or acquaintances who have a criminal past, a modification may also be possible.
The relocation of a parent
Another potential reason to request a child custody modification is if a parent is relocating to somewhere far away. In this situation, the court is going to look at the reason for the relocation. It needs to be something like a new job or to be closer to family. If the only reason someone is moving is “because they need a change,” their request isn’t likely to be approved.
Modifying your child custody agreement
As you can see, there are a few reasons that you may need to have your child custody agreement modified. If you are making this request, make sure you are prepared to provide proof of why this should happen. This will help ensure that your request is successful, and that you get the update needed.