Lives change, people change, and often custody agreements and orders need to change along with them. What may have worked for parents and children may no longer be appropriate. The Bloom Firm helps parents with custody matters, including changes to custody arrangements. We protect our clients’ rights and interests, along with seeking what’s in the best interests of your children.
Whatever the possible change may be, a judge will need to decide that the change is in the best interests of the child for it to be approved. The Bloom Firm has represented many families dealing with custody issues, and has successfully argued many custody motions for our clients.
Before ordering a change, a judge will determine if the current custody order is working and if not, why not. There are many reasons custody order should change, including,
- The child is in immediate danger under the existing custody plan. There may be domestic violence or criminal activity and the child has expressed fear about the situation and a desire for change.
- A parent is relocating a long distance. A judge will look at the reasons for the move, whether that makes a visitation schedule impractical or impossible and how a proposed change will interrupt a child’s life.
- A parent is uncooperative with the existing schedule. Factors a judge will consider include the language of a custody agreement, why a parent has been noncompliant and the level of communication between the parents.
- The death or disability of a parent.
If the current arrangement is not working for you or your child, or the other parent is proposing a change in custody that you disagree with, contact the The Bloom Firm. We can talk to you about what’s going on, your legal rights, the rights of your children, and how they can best be protected.