When a couple gets a divorce in court, the judge may make a decision about the custody arrangement that the parents will have for their children. This will determine who has legal custody and which parent the child or children will spend the majority of their time with. This is a huge portion of the divorce and has a major impact on the future of the children. Eventually, the circumstances of the parents may change and that custody agreement must be revisited. Perhaps one parent is moving across the country or they have lost their home and can no longer provide for the children, the arrangement will likely need to be updated. When the agreement is being constructed initially, no one really knows what the situation may be five or ten years down the road. This is a situation that arises all the time so the court will review the changes in circumstance and see what updates need to be made.
Fortunately, this is a situation that arises all the time so the court will review the changes in circumstance and see what updates need to be made. If they determine the other parent should have primary custody of the children, they may make that decision. If they decide that nothing really needs to change, that may also occur. When the parents both agree on the changes that need to be made, this adjustment runs much smoother than when one of the parents has a problem with the new circumstances. If this is the case, the post-judgment modification may be more difficult to obtain and take longer than it typically would. If you feel that you may need to update your custody agreement or you have an issue with any changes in your agreement that the other parent is trying to make, you should contact an experienced family law attorney to walk you through the process.
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