Can you modify a Louisville child custody and visitation plan during or after a divorce? The simple answer is any existing child custody and parenting time orders can be changed if both parents are in complete agreement with the proposed changes. The Court will have to review any changes, and the proposed change can have an impact on existing child support orders.
What are some of the reasons to modify a Louisville child custody and visitation plan? One of the most common reasons to change existing child custody and visitation plans is to accommodate changes in a child’s life. This is often due to issues such as the recent pandemic and its effects on not only the student’s schedule but those of their working parents. The second most common reason is a substantial change in one of the co-parent’s lives such as a new job or a health issue.
Another common reason to modify a Louisville child custody and visitation plan is relocation. In many cases a “shared” custody arrangement requires both parents to live in the same school district to facilitate the child’s education. If one of the parents chooses to relocate or move out of the immediate area based upon a new relationship, a work transfer or for any other reason it may be necessary to seek changes to existing child custody and parenting time orders.
Perhaps a co-parent has remarried, or the child is mature enough to ask the Court to modify a Louisville child custody and visitation plan based upon their own experiences and preferences.
The co-parents are free to negotiate a new agreement, or if there is a dispute between the parties mediation may be a cost-effective and timely venue for resolving disagreement and reaching a new settlement. If you have tried these options the Court may agree to hear a request to modify existing child custody and visitation orders.
If you are concerned about any child custody and visitation issue you need the proven, experienced advice and counsel of the divorce and family law attorneys at Dodd & Dodd. We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our former clients and contact us or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced divorce and family law attorneys.