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Do You Need to Modify Your Child Custody in Port St. Lucie?
Contact Our Divorce & Family Lawyer at (888) 899-8161
Divorce is never easy. At Crary Buchanan, our Port St. Lucie family law and divorce attorneys have seen many divorces and we know that the effects of a divorce rarely end once the court order is finalized. It is important to realize that life goes on after a divorce – and life can bring along many surprise twists and turns that could potentially impact your family.
If you have children and are seeking to terminate your marriage, you probably have a lot of questions about child custody, child support, and visitation orders. Although child custody orders are legally binding and enforceable in court, you may be able to modify them if the circumstances surrounding the agreement change. We would be happy to help you through the modification of your child custody arrangement if a particular life event has occurred.
As one of the oldest law firms on Florida’s Treasure Coast, Crary Buchanan began more than eight decades ago. Since then, our Port St. Lucie divorce and family law attorneys have cultivated a reputation for excellence in legal representation and assistance. Do not hesitate to call us today or fill out an online case evaluation form to see what the firm can do for your child custody modification case.
Can I modify my child custody agreement?
Generally speaking, child custody agreements are supposed to be somewhat permanent. Circumstances may allow you to change your custody agreement, however. There are two types of custody modifications, including major and minor modifications.
Minor modifications only change a small part of your parenting plan. On the other hand, major modifications involve significant changes to your parenting plan. You may request a custody modification to gain custody of a child or to request that the other parent lose custody of the child.
Reasons to Modify Your Custody Agreement
Parents may want to modify a child custody agreement for a number of reasons. The courts understand that circumstances change, but the courts will still maintain that modifications to any child custody arrangements must be proven to be in the best interests of the child or children.
Some reasons why parents may seek a modification include:
- A parent may wish to obtain sole custody of their child
- Relocation for job or career purposes
- Danger in the custodial parent’s house
- Lifestyle changes of one parent
- The child’s preference
Typically, you must be able to show a reasonable cause for changing the custody order; the court will not allow you change your custody agreement because you simply want to. If both parents agree to the modification, however, the court may be more likely to grant a modification. In the end, the court will base its decision on the best interest of the child. If you are able to show that a modification is in the best interest of the child, then you may be granted a child custody modification.
We Can Increase Your Chances of Modification Approval
If you need help seeking a child custody agreement, the Port St. Lucie divorce lawyers at Crary Buchanan can help you establish your case in court. Child custody agreements are not always easy to obtain – which is the exact reason why you need a skilled and experienced legal representative on your side.
Our firm has spent decades helping clients like you handle a variety of legal issues related to family law and divorce. Our firm is home to legal professionals who have earned the AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Additionally, we employ Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers who possess the skill and tenacity needed to litigate on your behalf if necessary.
Contact an attorney from Crary Buchanan today for the legal assistance you need.
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