Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Changing Child Custody - Joint Custody of Children

Gorry Terry

Visitors: 302

The first thing that must be recognised is that changing child custody arrangements is a relatively straightforward process provided one thing exists - the agreement of both parents.

It simply involves coming to an agreement with your former partner and submitting it to the court for approval.

However where that agreement does not exist, you will need, if you are the non custodial parent, to bring a Motion for Modification to court and seek the court's approval. To get the approval of the court you will need to show that there has been a significant change in circumstances which are detrimental to the child.

You must bear in mind that the court is always obliged to put the interests of the child first and this will be at the forefront of the judge's mind.

Child custody attorneys are widely available in every state and jurisdiction. But your choice of attorney when filing for child custody will be vital to give yourself the best chances of success. In this article I look at what you must check out before engaging the services of child custody attorney.

The matter is put down for hearing after you have filed the appropriate papers with the relevant court clerk and served the papers on your former partner. Most states will insist on proof of service on your former partner before giving you your day in court.

And the strength of your case will be influenced greatly by the amount of evidence you can produce to show the changed circumstances that the court will need to see. The process is not nearly as complex as you might feel and most staff in court clerk's offices is very helpful.

It is sensible though to do some basic research on the process first and in particular to learn about the criteria that the court will consider important in your application.

Learn more about changing child custody and joint custody of children, child custody mediation and child custody mediators at my blog where you can access a comprehensive range of publications to help you equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to win custody of your child and maintain a healthy loving relationship for life.


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Child Custody Questions and How the Answers Will Help You Win Custody of Your ..
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Child Custody Questions - How Joint Custody Laws Affect You

by: Gorry Terry (June 11, 2010) 

Joint Custody Laws-What You Must Know For a Successful Child Custody Dispute

by: Gorry Terry (September 12, 2010) 

Child Custody – Joint Custody and the Best Interest of the Child Standard

by: Steven Carlson (February 05, 2007) 

Joint Custody of Children-What Is A Joint Custody Agreement?

by: Gorry Terry (September 08, 2010) 

Child Custody Laws and Joint Custody Laws-The Essentials

by: Gorry Terry (October 27, 2010) 

Child Joint Custody

by: Connor Trautmann (December 16, 2007) 

Child Joint Custody Laws and Child Support Rights-The Basics

by: Gorry Terry (September 20, 2010) 

California Divorce and Child Custody: What is the Purpose of Child Custody ..

by: Steven Carlson (January 17, 2007) 

Fathers Custody Rights-A Review of the leading Child Custody Book

by: Gorry Terry (December 28, 2010) 

Child Custody Questions and How the Answers Will Help You Win Custody of Your ..

by: Travis Scott (July 14, 2008) 
(Relationships/Post Divorce)