There are many situations under which agreed upon or mandated Child Custody Arrangements might change. It is advisable to review child custody status periodically, to verify that the arrangements continue to reflect what is in the best interest of the affected children.

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Situations that might warrant filing legal forms to alter child custody include:

  • Change in living arrangements of one or both parents
  • Child behavior problems
  • Decision of one or both parents to relocate
  • Marriage of one or both parents
  • New employment situation of one or both parents
  • Problems related to executing visitation rights
  • Wishes of the involved children

Courts don’t modify Custody Arrangements lightly, but are not hesitant to do so if making changes is in the best interest of the children involved. Individuals seeking court ordered changes to existing Child Custody Arrangements will be required to file custody modification forms that specify details of the reasons for the request and the proposed solution.
Parents who agree on custody modification terms do not have to seek legal help through the court system. In such situations, the new terms should be put in writing for ease of enforcement. Verbal agreements can be difficult, if not impossible, to enforce.

There are many online resources for Child Custody Legal Forms. It is in the best interest of all parties involved to explicitly record arrangements on state custody forms that have been reviewed by attorneys.

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