Change of Custody Agreement
Are you looking for a change of custody? An existing custody order can be modified by filing a motion for change of custody. The first question courts look at is whether there is an established custodial environment.
In determining whether there can be a change of custody, courts look at:
- Duration if the current agreement
- Parental care
- Attention to the child’s needs
A party challenging an established custodial agreement, or environment, has a heavy burden of proof
- He/she must show that there has been a change of circumstances
- He/she must demonstrate, by clear and convincing evidence that a change of custody is in the best interests of the child.
The purpose of this high burden of proof is to prevent unwarranted and disruptive changes in a child’s life.
Are you looking to find out about creating ac child custody agreement?