Over time, it may become necessary to modify the child custody agreement that you and his or her other parent formerly agreed upon. Relocation, a hostile home environment, or a death in the family are all reasons why your family might determine that a custody change is in the child's best interest. Family lawyer Robert Katzenstein can help you achieve a child custody modification. Our firm can mediate modifications in which both parents are in agreement, as well as situations in which parents do not agree about the changes. If you are interested in modifying your custody agreement, call us at (215) 322-3400 or contact us online to schedule your consultation at our Holland, PA, office.
Reasons for Requesting Modification
There are a variety of reasons why you might need to request a modification to your current custody arrangement, including:
- Child endangerment: If you feel that your child is no longer safe in the home of the other parent, you may request a modification on the basis that you feel your child is in danger.
- Relocation: Relocation of either parent to a distant location can interrupt the previously agreed arrangement.
- Noncompliance with visitation rights: If the other parent is not complying with the visitation schedule which was initially established, Robert Katzenstein can help revise the agreement.
- Death in the family: In the unfortunate event that a parent dies, the court will need to modify custody arrangements.
- Severe illness: If you or the other parent has a medical condition that compromises the ability to care for the child, a modification to the custody plan may be necessary.
- New circumstances for the parent: In some cases, a new baby or a more time-consuming job may require modifications. Similarly, job loss can also constitute a modification.
- New circumstances for the child: As your child grows older, their schedule and needs will evolve. Their preferences may also evolve, and they may not want to maintain the same custody agreement with either parent.
Ultimately, the purpose of a modification is to improve the quality of life of the child. Therefore, it is important to consider whether the modification is really necessary before beginning the process.
Mr. Katzenstein has represented families for over four decades and can help you reach an agreement that gives your child the support and nurturing he or she deserves.
How The Process Works
The simplest way to proceed with a modification is to come into agreement with the other parent about what changes serve the best interests of the child. These changes can then be brought to court for approval. However, the process is much more complicated if both parents do not agree on the changes that need to be made. If this is the case, our team will help you build a case to present to a court. Based on the information we provide, the court will determine whether modifications serve the best interests of the child.
A family lawyer understands the complexities of child custody and modification cases. We can help you build a compelling case to ensure favorable outcomes. We can also help you develop a new plan that ensures long-term benefits for all parties.
Call for a Consultation
Our firm understands that changes happen, and we can help your family make adjustments that benefit your child the most. Mr. Katzenstein has represented families for over four decades and can help you reach an agreement that gives your child the support and nurturing he or she deserves. Call our office at (215) 322-3400 or contact us online to book a consultation.