Child custody can be modified after an initial custody determination. In general, the Court will assess whether the positive effect of a change in custody will outweigh the inherently disruptive effect caused by uprooting the child. An improvement in the non-custodial parent’s situation alone will not warrant a change in custody. Custody modifications are also justified when the child’s welfare is jeopardized due to the custodian’s behavior and/or decisions which negatively impact the minor child. The child custody lawyers at our firm are skilled in petitioning for modifications as well as defending requests for modifications.