When significant life changes happen to a parent or child, it may be necessary to modify an existing child custody plan. Changing child custody orders must be shown to be in the best interests of the child or children.
At Trotto Law Firm, P.C., firm principal Jonathan Trotto understands there are circumstances that require a child custody order to be revisited. There are also instances when, unfortunately, the change that is requested is not able to be made. There are several reasons for this.
There are several “substantial changes in circumstances” that could potentially warrant a modification to your New York child custody order. These include:
Other modifications may include minor visitation changes, which are typically less disruptive to children than major custody modifications. Some parents are able to work together to create a short-term modification without going to court. In other instances, it is best to create a new legally binding agreement that clearly states expectations and obligations and that holds both parties accountable.
At Trotto Law Firm, P.C., we know there is nothing more important than the health, safety and well-being of your child. We have the experience and skill needed to pursue and attain custody order modifications. We can also help parents who feel a modification is not in their child’s best interests. Call 585-453-0040 or send us an inquiry email. We offer a free initial consultation.