Have you ever felt like you don’t get enough time with your children? Life is short and this year has been rough on everyone. Perhaps, this year has forced you to think about your family more than you would before. If you are wondering if child customer plans can be changed, the answer is YES. However, they can’t just be changed for any reason at any time. Keep reading this week’s blog to learn WHEN a child custody plan can be changed. If you have any questions, please call our child custody lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks. Deputy and Mizell can be reached at 573-346-9990.
HOW WILL THIS CHANGE AFFECT YOUR CHILD.
In any legal case involving children, the court is looking to rule in the best interest of children, not the best interest of the parents. It’s important to keep this in mind every step of the way, you have to completely remove any selfishness you may have and do what’s best for your little one.
CHANGES CAN’T BE MADE FOR JUST ANY REASON.
It’s important to realize that you can’t just make a change to your child custody arrangement whenever you feel like. Certain states require one of the following two things to be present:
- A substantial change in circumstances must be present that requires a change in the custody arrangement.
- Be aware of what constitutes a substantial change in circumstances.
- The change must be in the best interest of the child.
Examples of substantial changes in circumstances can include but are not limited to:
- The change in the quality of living arrangement provided to the child
- Participation in the child’s life
- The change has to be of a permanent or substantial nature. Temporary changes won’t count here.
- Financial hardships
- Physical or mental health issues
- One parent deliberately trying to keep the child from the other
Are You Hoping To Make A Change To Your Child Custody Plan This Year?
There are no guarantees, but if this is something you are hoping for, call an experienced Missouri child custody lawyer today. The anxiety over an uncertain future and the frustration over unfamiliar legal issues can sometimes be too much to bear. At times like these, having a strong advocate who is committed to ensuring that your interests are protected can be an invaluable asset. At the law firm of Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C., our divorce lawyers provide aggressive, dedicated representation to men and women throughout Missouri in all aspects of family law. Our child custody lawyers can be reached at the Camdenton phone number listed below. Your first consultation is free and this is a good time to get any questions you’ve been wondering about but were too afraid to ask answered. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements and legal tips.
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