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Planning for Child Custody Changes After the New Year

Planning for Child Custody Changes After the New Year

In the new year, you may look to make substantial changes in your life. This may mean starting a new job, moving closer to your family, or putting your children in a new school. Depending on the change, your child custody agreement may need to be modified.

If you believe that you need a child custody modification due to a substantial change in your life, call our Long Island child custody modification lawyers at (516) 688-0088.

Common Reasons For Modification

With major changes in the new year, it may not be feasible for both parents to continue following the child custody order. Common reasons for child custody modification our lawyers see include:

  • One parent beginning a new job with increased workload or travel
  • One parent pursuing a court-approved move towards new opportunities
  • A change in the child’s schedule including school hours and extracurriculars
  • The child moving to a new school with new hours
  • A change in employment hours of one parent, making it difficult to perform their parental duties

What You Need to Request a Modification

When you request a child custody modification, you should first find a child custody modification attorney who you trust or contact your existing family law attorney. You should provide your attorney with your child’s information, a copy of the custody order and any modifications, the reason why you wish to request a modification with any necessary documentation, and the other parent’s information, such as home address and contact information.

In your consultation meeting with the attorney, you should share any needed information or documentation for your custody modification request, such as a job offer letter or documentation of any changes in educational or employment schedules. Documentation of the substantial change may be required in the request to the court for modification of the child custody agreement.

Planning for the Future

If you believe you may need to request a child custody modification in the future, you should have all of these documents and information readily accessible to you. This may mean creating a folder to hold all of this information which can be stored with your other important documents or ensuring that you have digital copies available (and backed up) on your computer.

Long Island Modifications Attorneys

Our child custody modifications lawyers at Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law are skilled in ensuring families reach new child custody agreements that work for all parties involved. We know your family’s interests are your number one priority, which is why we treat all cases with the utmost care and attention.

Do you believe you need a child custody modification? Contact our Long Island child custody modifications attorneys online or call us at (516) 688-0088 to schedule a consultation today! We offer in-person and virtual consultations to all new clients.


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