Are modifications to child custody and child visitation orders allowed?

Modifications to child custody and visitation agreements can be arranged as circumstances shift. They can also be modified due to concerns from either or both parents. Here are some examples of circumstances that may warrant a child custody modification:

  • If there’s an urgent need to safeguard the child from a dangerous domestic situation or environment
  • If a parent is grappling with a severe mental health issue that could pose a risk to the child
  • If a parent is struggling with issues related to substance abuse, such as drugs or alcohol.
  • If a parent has successfully bounced back from a previous challenge that deemed them unfit
  • If a parent has moved to a different location

Always remember, changes to child custody and visitation orders are about ensuring the child’s welfare and the parent’s ability to provide a safe and nurturing environment. Any modification that the court makes will be done with the child’s best interests at heart.

If you are facing changing circumstances and want to file for a modification to a child custody or visitation agreement, contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP to schedule an initial consultation.