How Can I Modify My Child Custody Order?
When people come to me looking to modify the terms of their current order of custody and access, I describe to them that there are steps that need to be taken to achieve that modification. You may or may not be entitled to a modification of a prior order. The court’s going to be looking to see whether or not there’s been a change in circumstances since the prior order, and then also if the modification is in the best interest of the children. Your attorney will need to file either a petition with the family court or a motion with the supreme court, depending upon which court may have jurisdiction in your matter or where your attorney thinks it might be in your best interest to file. From there, there are going to be court appearances for you and the other party through your attorneys or by the court’s order to determine whether or not there’s going to be a modification.
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