There are a few reasons a judge will consider a child custody modification. Some common situations are when one of the parents chooses to physically relocate or if their situation has changed due to their schedule or occupation. This type of modification isn’t always guaranteed in all types of cases in Ohio.
Modifications can also be granted if one of the parents refuses to follow the custody terms and doesn’t cooperate with the other parent. Evidence must be presented in court that the other parent hasn’t complied with the terms to make adjustments to the plan.
A judge will also be open to modifications if the child is in danger due to drug or alcohol abuse, serious mental health concerns, and physical or emotional abuse. The modification granted may be temporary or permanent.
Child custody modification mistakes to avoid
When you share child custody and want to make modifications, it’s important to avoid failing to hire legal representation. Without an attorney, it might be difficult to present the necessary evidence and have as strong of a case in court.
It’s also necessary to have adequate documentation to prove that you’ve been responsible and provided emotional and physical care to your child. This is especially important if your ex is attempting to lie in an attempt to make modifications to the custody terms.
Who can you contact for legal assistance?
If you need to request a child custody modification, it’s important to reach out to a family law attorney to help show that your request is in the best interest of the child. The legal professional may answer your questions and help you to navigate the legal process. Your attorney may review the evidence and present it before a judge in an attempt to make the outcome work in your favor.