Some of the more common changes in circumstances may include the following:
- A child expresses a strong preference to spend more time with one parent. This is particularly important at the age of 14 or thereafter.
- The actual timeshare a parent has been spending with his/her child is materially different from the timeshare provided in the prior order.
- Circumstances have changed which cause it to be in the best interest of the child or children to spend more time with a particular parent.
- A parent has complete parenting classes and/or other counseling, and is now better suited to spend more time with, and take on more responsibilities in raising the parties child/children.
- A parent has become a substance abuser, neglected the parties’ child/children, or has otherwise become less fit to see to the best interests and welfare of the parties’ child/children.
- An infant or young child has matured, causing the child to be capable of seeing each parent for larger continuous blocks of time rather than needed to be with the mother every day.
Where there is a change in child custody orders, it will also usually be appropriate to modify the amount of child support being paid (see “Modification of Child Support” [insert link to Modification of Spousal and/or Child Support page]
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