Modifications to Child Custody Agreements

Though your child custody agreement may have suited you and your former partner at the time of your divorce, the ever-changing circumstances of life can make these agreements unfitting when defining when and how you may see your child. Bearing this in mind, you may need to modify your child custody agreement in order to preserve the best interests of your child.

If your circumstances have changed and you would like to talk about the legal work that is necessary to make modifications to child custody agreements, the Cedar Rapids child custody attorneys at the Arenson Law Group, PC, can address your concerns and discuss what legal rights you may have to modify your agreement. Our legal team understands just how important this process can be, and we can help you pursue any course of legal action necessary to protect the best interests of your child.

Events that May Necessitate Modifications to Child Custody Agreements

As long as the petitioning parent is able to adequately demonstrate that his or her circumstances have changed enough to warrant the modification of the agreement, there is a good chance that the court will agree to modify your child custody agreement. In any event, you will also need to be able to show that the changes in your or your partner’s circumstances are permanent in nature; for instance, the following circumstances could compel the court to modify your custody agreement:

  • Relocation of the custodial parent
  • The custodial parent goes on active duty
  • Significant change in health for the custodial parent

Whatever circumstances have changed for you or your former partner, our legal team can help you understand what legal action may be available to you. That being said, it is important to remember that you and your partner may choose to voluntarily modify your agreement with the help of an attorney.  

Consult with a Child Custody Attorney in Cedar Rapids

If you would like to find out more about the process of making modifications to child custody agreements, the Cedar Rapids child custody attorneys at the Arenson Law Group, PC, will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. To speak with an attorney about the circumstances that need to be addressed in your custody agreement, please call our offices at (319) 363-8199 today.