If the parents cannot agree, they go through a trial that ends with a judge`s decision (or judicial arbitrator) to change at a hearing. The court could either grant the changes requested by the parents, or make various changes, or refuse to amend the orders. The court can only impose the terms of an initial custody agreement, not a modified agreement that you and your spouse have drawn up. They may find themselves in an increasingly difficult situation when the other parent decides one day that he or she no longer wishes to comply with the amended agreement. You have no reason to enforce your amended agreement by the court. For more information on changing child care, see the specific guidelines for child custody in your state or an interview with a qualified lawyer in your state. The courts recognize that the living conditions of parents change over time, which is why child custody orders are not set in stone. However, if you wish to apply for a change in custody due to a change in a parent`s circumstances, you must demonstrate that the change is significant and significantly affects the life and well-being of the child. For example, if a parent was addicted to gambling at the time of the original custody contract and was granted a limited visit, they could prove that they have been clean for years and deserve another chance. On the other hand, if a parent was able to provide a better environment in the first place and has since transferred two abusive ex-convicts to an institution, this could be a significant change that would require the child to be removed from custody.
The only way to absolutely protect your rights with respect to the custody rights you have with your children is to change your custody contract through a formal court proceeding. This includes submitting an application to the Tribunal to amend the agreement, citing one or more substantial changes in the circumstances justifying the proposed amendment. However, in some situations, the procedures are different. If the current custody order endangers the child, for example. B if a parent has abused the child or committed drug abuse while in custody of the child, the court may grant an injunction or other special relief without mediation. Cases in which a parent is rehoused with a child are also linked to other standards and procedures. At Myers Law Firm, we know how important family is. That`s why we`re fighting to protect families like yours.
If you are fighting for custody of a child and need help, contact us today.