How to Modify Child Custody?

Child Custody Modification

In order for a court to modify a child custody order that court must find that the modification is in the best interest of the child AND if there is a substantial change in circumstances.

A high standard

Modifying a child custody order is a very high standard due to the permanent nature of the order and to prevent the child from going back and forth between parental homes. The parent seeking to modify child custody has the burden of proof. A court may consider events that transpired since the petition to modify child custody was filed. Additionally, a court should provide as much continuity and stability in the life of the child as is possible.

TERMINATING VISITATION

If a party seeks to terminate visitation, that party has the burden of proving that the child’s physical health or emotional development is endangered.

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