Child Custody & Support Modifications
Child Custody Modifications
Both child custody and child support orders are modifiable in appropriate circumstances. In order to modify a child custody order, the party requesting the modification must show that a change of circumstances has occurred since the date of the filing of the current order and that the requested modification is in the best interests of the child or children. Child custody orders can often be modified on the basis that one parent has moved out of the area, or plans to leave the area, the child has reached the age where he or she can request that the judge listen to his or her reasons to modify the existing orders, or one parent may have experienced a change in his or her lifestyle which, in turn, necessitates a change of the existing custody order. In child custody modification proceedings, the focus is on what is in the best interests of the child or children. Robert has represented clients in over 100 child custody modification proceedings and has the knowledge and experience to properly represent you in any such modification matter.
Child support orders can also be modified if the circumstances of one or both parties has changed, such as if one or both parties have experienced material changes in their income or their ability to work. Child support orders can also be modified if there has been a material change in the timeshare arrangement between the parties and their child or children. There are numerous factors which may warrant a modification of a child support order.
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