Requesting Child Custody Modifications
Trusted Wellesley Family Law Attorneys
Child custody is something that is not meant to be set in stone. Life is
ever-changing at the court understands this, which is why it allows for
individuals to request modifications to child custody orders. In Massachusetts,
for one to change a final custody order, a “Complaint for Modification”
must be filed. However, this does not mean your request will be granted.
The primary concern will always be for the welfare of the children and,
if your request for modifications does not serve those interests, it will
be denied. That is why it is crucial for you to have skilled family law
attorney on your side to build a solid case on your behalf.
At Saponaro Barach Bingham LLP, our Wellesley family law attorneys provide tailor-fit
and effective legal solutions for any family law matter, including child
custody modifications. Our trusted and compassionate team will fully inform
you of your legal options and guide you down the path that best suits
your needs and the needs of your children.
Contact our office today at (888) 209-7080 to schedule a free consultation.
Factors that Impact the Court’s Decision to Modify Custody
When it comes to deciding whether or not granting a modification of child
custody is in the best interests of the children, the court will consider
several factors. This includes:
- The non-custodial parent’s beneficial remarriage
- Improvements made in the non-custodian parent’s home surroundings,
health, or financial situation
- The child’s failing performance in school
- The custodial parent’s denial of the non-custodial parent’s
- Worsening of the custodial parent’s health or mental state
- The custodial parent gave up the child to strangers
- The child has a change of preference between parents
- The custodial parent’s transient lifestyle
- The custodial parent’s detrimental marriage
- The custodial parent’s alienation of the child’s affection
from the non-custodial parent
Since the court is generally reluctant to disrupting a child’s life
and causing instability, you will have to show that your home would serve
as the better home compared to the current custodial parent.
Trusted and Compassionate Legal Counsel in Wellesley
If you are interested in modifying an existing child custody order, the
skilled and experienced attorneys at Saponaro Barach Bingham LLP in Wellesley
are here to walk you through every step of the way so that you can make
informed and sound decisions throughout the process. We understand the
delicate nature of these types of matters and pride ourselves on compassionately
assisting every client we serve.
Contact our firm today at (888) 209-7080 to schedule a free consultation
with a knowledgeable member of our team.