Custody Modifications

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.