Modifications of Child Custody

Child custody is one of the most emotionally sensitive subjects to discuss and decide upon at the time of the divorce. For many parents, their child is their most important priority in life and they want to spend as much time as possible with them.

When Changes Are Needed

Instances may arise when one of the two parents involved in a divorce become unhappy with the arrangement of child custody over time. This is especially true when circumstances have changed in a way that makes the original child custody decree difficult to adhere to.

The Arizona Superior Court will address child custody modifications as they are warranted. These modifications are not always simple and typically require the assistance of a child custody lawyer to ensure the best outcome.

Here are the most typical reasons why a child custody modification may be needed:

  • Change of jobs – especially when it requires one of the parents to work an unusual or different schedule
  • Move out of state – if the custodial parent is moving to another state, a closer look at the child custody decree is necessary
  • Change of schedule – this usually involves a situation where one parent is now more available then they were at the time of the divorce
  • Unfit parent – when a parent who has sole or joint custody of a child becomes unfit due to drug use, child abuse or criminal activity, a modification of child custody should definitely be considered

There may be other situations that arise when both parents are in agreement that the original child custody arrangement should be changed.

An Attorney Can Make All The Difference

Because Crider Law has experience working in the legal system and with Arizona courts, we can give you the edge you need to ensure the best possible outcome when it comes to child custody modifications. Brad Crider will be able to advise you on how to construct your child custody modification request to the court. Having seen for himself what works, he’ll be able to advise you on how a court will review your request.

If you’re currently involved in any type of custody dispute, give us a call today. It is very important that the proper procedures are followed as you pursue your child custody modification. Crider Law is here to help.