You and your former spouse have recently divorced and it’s time to get on with the co-parenting relationship. The court has signed off on a custody arrangement that works in the best interests of the child.
Frequently, co-parents are able to make a success out of the situation and focus on giving their children everything they require. Sadly, there are occasions when things go wrong.
Can a custody arrangement be modified or is it set in stone?
Does one parent have to move?
There are various factors involved in providing for a child, and finances is one of them. While money isn’t everything, children need food, clothes, a secure home, schooling, medical treatment and much more. This doesn’t come for free. One parent may have been offered the employment opportunity of a lifetime, which would open up so many doors for their child. The problem is that the job does not work around the current custody arrangement. In such circumstances, the family court may consider making a modification.
Is one parent ill?
Sadly, your co-parent has fallen ill and they are going to need some recovery time. During this period, they will not be able to keep up with the demands of the custody schedule. Generally, the court will offer some flexibility in situations like this. They may make a temporary modification until your co-parent recovers.
It all centers on the best interests of the child
At the end of the day, The family court is most concerned with the best interests of the child and their rulings will reflect this. If you have questions about your rights as a parent, then it could benefit you to obtain some legal guidance.