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Modifications of Custody

Modifications of Child Custody

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If you or your spouse is finding it difficult to abide by the terms of your child custody agreement, you may be able to take action and better your situation. Settlements and custody agreements do not have to be set in stone and as situations change, a modification to a custody agreement may be in the best interest of everyone involved.

Reasons you may request a modification include:

  • Change in living situation or employment status
  • Medical issues affecting your health or the health of the child
  • A parent becomes unfit to prove adequate care
  • Trouble fulfilling previous custody agreements

If you are thinking about pursuing a modification to your child custody agreement, let our Dutchess County child custody attorneys explain what options may be available to you. At the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, we have more than 75 years of combined experience and focus on family law. Our firm strives to provide each client with the legal advocacy that they deserve.

Questions about child custody modifications? Call (845) 605-4330 and talk to a lawyer today.

Is Mediation Right for Me?

It may be possible to handle modifications of child custody outside of the courtroom through the process of mediation. Mediation is a less formal procedure where parents are given the opportunity to construct or modify a legal agreement under the supervision of a neutral mediator. If all parties are able to agree on proposed changes, the agreement can be submitted to a court for implementation. This may be preferable depending on your situation as it can save you and your spouse time and money.

Modifications and Litigation

One of the first things you should consider when pursuing a child custody modification is how it will affect your children. If your case goes to court, one of the main concerns of a judge will be to determine what is in the best interest of a child. You must be able to show why a change to your situation merits the requested modification. If a change does not directly benefit the well-being of your child, it may not move a court to action. It is vital to gather and provide thorough documentation to help prove your case. Our firm can advise you on what documentation and evidence may be necessary to ensure your case has the maximum impact in the courtroom.

Work With Experienced Attorneys and Mediators

If the current terms of your child custody agreement create undue hardship and you are seeking a modification, our Dutchess County divorce lawyers may be able to help. Our attorneys are highly adept at handling both mediation and litigation services and can provide you with the personalized care you deserve. When the well-being of your family is on the line, you need someone in your corner who you can trust to fight for you.

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