Court Modification for Custody Orders
Once initial custody orders are in place, there may come a time when these orders need to be reassessed and modified to reflect changes in life circumstances. Some reasons for modifying child custody orders include:
- Illness or Disability
- Domestic Violence, Abuse or Neglect
- Drug or Alcohol Abuse
- Drastic Reduction in Income
- Children’s Preference to Live with the Other Parent
Since child custody arrangements are made in the best interest of the child or children, it is imperative to have experienced legal counsel on your side to present a solid case on behalf of you and your child. Court modification for custody orders can have a significant impact on the time you have with your child. Contact Gordon N. Shayne to fight for the best interest of your child or children.
Joint Legal Custody Modification
Typically, courts seek to grant joint legal custody to parents; this refers to both parents’ ability to make decisions regarding their child’s health, education and religious upbringing. But, when one parent is seeking modification of custody because of relocation, it can greatly impact the parenting time and parenting rights of the other parent. In such cases, careful attention must be paid to the child’s best interests when seeking a joint legal custody modification so that they can have quality time with both parents. The assistance of an experienced family law attorney is imperative to help you navigate the complexities of court modification for custody orders. Only a court order granting a relocation of a child from Colorado or a signed agreement by both parents will be legally sufficient.
Sole Custody Modification
In some situations, a sole custody modification may be in order. For example, if one parent puts their children at risk of harm—physically, mentally or emotionally—the other parent may seek a sole custody modification. Often times, this requires swift legal action to ensure the safety of the children. Gordon N. Shayne can assist you with emergency modification requests and help you protect your child when they are needlessly put in harm’s way due to alcoholism, absenteeism, abuse and neglect from their other parent.
Child Custody Modification for Military Families
Gordon has extensive experience handling court modification for custody orders and is especially knowledgeable in the area of military family law. He understands the demands of military life and will help you fight for your parenting rights and parenting time whether you are being deployed or transferred. Gordon can help you arrange temporary court modifications for custody orders or help you apply for a stay of custody proceedings under the protection of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
Regardless of the reasons for modifying a custody arrangement, any changes to a parenting plan should be submitted in writing to the court so that they are enforceable. Make sure custody modifications are fair and in the best interest of your child or children by contacting Gordon N. Shayne today.
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