MODIFICATION OF CUSTODY
Divorce takes a heavy toll on families, especially children who have to split their time between two households. It is usually best to make a comprehensive time-sharing agreement that is agreed upon by both parents and file it with the court. If one parent is not adhering to the agreed-upon plan, it may be best to hire a child custody attorney who can file a formal order to request changes for custody.
Some states/provinces prefer to address child custody in terms of parental time-sharing agreements, where one parent may have sole parental responsibility, or where one parent may have more parenting time with a child. Physical custody refers to the parent who establishes a home for the child. A custodial parent is the one who cares for, controls events in a minor child’s life while maintaining the necessities of daily living. A non-custodial parent is one that financially supports a child but has an agreed upon schedule called “time-sharing” where they are able to spend time with the child based on a predetermined schedule with the other parent. In certain cases, if a parent is a threat to the child, custodial rights can be taken away, based on court decisions after hearings and reviews are concluded. Sole custody is when a parent has full custody of a child with the financial support of the other parent and they make all decisions regarding the minor child.
Child Custody Modifications
The Bobb Law Firm PLLC can be instrumental in child custody modifications when one parent needs changes to custody, and the other disagrees. It may be necessary to hire a child custody attorney to effectuate the changes with court approval, because any timesharing agreement, or custody modification has no legal effect unless ordered by the presiding court judge.