There may come a time when the child custody terms you have no longer accommodate your family’s needs, and a modification may be in order. If you have outgrown your child custody arrangements, reach out for the professional legal guidance of a Bloomfield Hills child custody attorney today.
There are any number of reasons why you may need a child custody modification, including:
If your lives have undergone a considerable change, the court will carefully consider your request and will base its decision on the best interests of your children. The court is not interested in forcing child custody arrangements that aren’t working for those involved, but it won’t make child custody modifications based on minor changes in your lives.
If you and your ex are in agreement about a change to your child custody arrangements, you may think that simply establishing the change between yourselves is the way to go, but this approach does not protect your parental rights. The fact is that unless you file a motion for change of custody and resolve the matter with the court, your current orders remain in effect. This means that if your spouse does change his or her mind and takes it up with the court, your original child custody orders will prevail – and you could be found in contempt of court.
When the matter has to do with your children, the court always makes their best interests its guide. Toward this end, there is a wide range of best interest factors that the court takes into consideration, including:
The practiced Michigan child custody attorneys at the Law Offices of Robbins & Licavoli are committed to employing their considerable experience in pursuit of a child custody modification that works for you and your children. To learn more about how we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.