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What constitutes a change in circumstances?

Changes involving the children themselves, such as their maturity, their special educational needs, and any of a myriad of changes that might exist as to them, positive changes in the circumstances of the non-custodial parent, such as remarriage and the creation of a stable home environment, increased ability to provide emotional and financial support for the children, and other such changes and/or negative changes in the primary physical custodian's home may all qualify as changes in circumstances that would cause the court to reconsider the existing timesharing arrangement.

What if the initial determination was just wrong?

Then you may want to file a motion for reconsideration or appeal the decision to a higher court, but you likely are not in a position to seek a modification based on a change in circumstance unless changes have also taken place since the initial determination.

Call 703.279.5140

Evening and weekend appointments are available under certain circumstances
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Child Custody & Timesharing/Visitation Modification

A motion to modify custody may be filed by a party at any time after an initial child custody determination. A successful motion will be filed only if the person seeking the change in child custody can demonstrate to the court that there has been a change in circumstances since the court's last determination or order and that those changes warrant a change in custody because such a change is in the child's best interests.

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FAQ

What constitutes a change in circumstances?

Changes involving the children themselves, such as their maturity, their special educational needs, and any of a myriad of changes that might exist as to them, positive changes in the circumstances of the non-custodial parent, such as remarriage and the creation of a stable home environment, increased ability to provide emotional and financial support for the children, and other such changes and/or negative changes in the primary physical custodian's home may all qualify as changes in circumstances that would cause the court to reconsider the existing timesharing arrangement.

What if the initial determination was just wrong?

Then you may want to file a motion for reconsideration or appeal the decision to a higher court, but you likely are not in a position to seek a modification based on a change in circumstance unless changes have also taken place since the initial determination.

Call 703.279.5140

Evening and weekend appointments are available under certain circumstances
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What Our Clients Say

Thank you so much for your guidance and help during the process. I will always cherish your kindness and professionalism.