When can I request a child custody modification?

Child custody and visitation agreements can be modified as long as they are in the best interest of the child(ren). They are often modified to reflect the changing circumstances of parents. Some examples of why modifications to the child custody agreement might be made include:

Establishing sole physical custody to remove children from an unsafe home environment

  • Denying visitation to a parent who has developed a drug or alcohol problem or a dangerous mental illness
  • Providing additional supervised or unsupervised visitation to a parent who is recovering from an issue that previously made them an unfit parent
  • Making adjustments in length or frequency of visits to accommodate a relocation

When filing a child custody modification, it is important to put your best case forward in order to increase your chance of a successful outcome. The experienced family law attorneys at Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help with that.