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Reasons a judge will modify a custody order

On Behalf of | Jul 28, 2023 | Family Law |

When considering modifying a child’s custody order, a judge will consider if there is a significant change in the situation and if the new order is best for the child. When the case meets both of these requirements, they will grant the modification.

Here are some of the top reasons judges will grant a modification to a custody order.

Relocation

Noncustodial parents can request a modification if the other parent moves. However, moving does not automatically cause significant change that will impact the child’s life. Therefore, this method is not guaranteed to succeed in the courtroom, but it is something that the judge will consider.

Parents refusing to follow the order

Whether divorces spouses agreed to a certain custody situation or the court-ordered one, this is something that they must uphold. If one parent is not upholding their end of the order, they can petition the court for a modification.

New situations

The court understands that a parent’s situation might change, which is why they can modify custody orders. However, when a parent wants to use this as a way to request a modification, they need to prove that the change was significant enough to impact their child’s life.

Family is important. However, what is good for it at one point in time, might not stay the best. That is why judges allow modifications to child custody orders for the above reasons. If anyone experiences any of these circumstances, they should plan their next steps carefully and thoroughly so that they get a favorable outcome.