One of the only certainties of life is that things change, and sometimes, that ends up making custody orders unworkable for parents. When they are, it’s necessary to go back to court to seek a modification of a parenting plan.
As with any custody matters, modification cases can be complex, high-stakes, and contentious. Whether you are trying to modify a parenting plan or block a modification, there’s a lot on the line, and an attorney can make all the difference in the strength and success of your case. When you need an aggressive, knowledgeable lawyer in your corner, you need a Red Bank custody attorney at Dwyer, Bachman, Newman & Solop Attorneys at Law.
Once a family court has issued custody orders, there must be a substantial change in a parent’s or legal guardian’s circumstances in order for the court to consider (and grant) a modification. The reason for this is that courts want to preserve as much stability as possible for children. They do not want to alter custody arrangements unless it is absolutely necessary because those arrangements no longer serve the child’s best interests.
Specifically, those seeking modifications of child custody will have to demonstrate:
1. What changed in their life since the custody orders were granted
2. How the life change(s) have had (or will have) a negative impact on the existing custody orders and the child’s best interests
Grounds for Requesting a Child Custody Modification in Monmouth County
Some of the specific life changes that can qualify as grounds for custody modifications in New Jersey courts include:
Many custody modification cases center on questions of physical custody and whether that should be redistributed between the parents. Some modification cases, however, may involve other issues related to altering parenting plans, including motions to:
Each of these different types of custody modification cases can raise unique issues and challenges. No matter what side of the dispute you are on, our Red Bank custody attorneys can present an effective case on your behalf.
Contact an Experienced Red Bank Child Custody Attorney at Dwyer, Bachman, Newman & Solop Attorneys at Law
When it’s time to seek or block the modification of a custody arrangement, it’s time to contact Dwyer, Bachman, Newman & Solop Attorneys at Law. With a practice dedicated to family law, our talented, trusted lawyers have what it takes to provide compassionate service and strategic, persuasive representation in the pursuit of our clients’ objectives.
Our team, backed by more than a century of combined family law experience, is ready to help you protect and assert your rights in any type of custody case.
Call (732) 863-2463 for essential legal advice about a custody modification case.
You may only have one chance to present your case for or against a custody modification. Make sure you have one of our Red Bank custody lawyers in your corner, helping you:
We ready to help you protect what matters most—your child, as well as your time and your relationship with your child. Let us tell you more about how we can help you during a confidential, no-obligation consultation.