Maricopa County Court » child custody modification Sat, 18 Dec 2010 01:07:20 +0000 en hourly 1 Child Custody Modifications – Modifying a Child Custody Order /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/child-custody-modifications-modifying-a-child-custody-order/ /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/child-custody-modifications-modifying-a-child-custody-order/#comments Mon, 08 Nov 2010 14:25:23 +0000 Maricopa County Court /?p=68196 By Steven Carlson -

Child custody cases that follow the initial custody award for both married and unmarried parents are often referred to as modification cases. There are many reasons why parents file for a modification of the original order. There are many different types of custody modification cases that all too often end up in court after the initial custody determination. If parents are unable to resolve their differences on custody and visitation out-of-court the case may end up in court for a judge to decide. This article provides information on some of the most complex types of modification cases that often end up in court. It is important for parents not only to be aware of these types of cases and allegations but also have an understanding of the issues surrounding them.

Abuse Allegation Case – Abuse accusations in a custody dispute are becoming more and more common. A finding of abuse would typically be grounds for a modification of an existing custody order. A finding of false allegations of abuse can also be grounds for a modification.

Domestic Violence and Restraining Order Case – Domestic violence accusations and restraining orders are also becoming more and more common in custody disputes. A finding of domestic violence would typically be grounds for a custody order modification. A finding of false allegations of domestic violence can also be grounds for a modification.

Child Protective Services Involvement Case – Involvement of Child Protective Services or CPS in child custody cases is also ever increasing. A finding by CPS of abuse or neglect can be grounds for a modification. A find of involving CPS without good cause and to gain leverage in a case can also be grounds for a modification.

Move-Away Case – Move-away case or relocation cases are one of the most difficult and complex cases for the family courts. When one parent relocates or intends to relocate to a place where the distance would make the current parenting schedule difficult or impossible to exercise it may require a modification. A finding of bad-faith reasons for relocating such as to thwart the other parent’s relationship with their child can also be grounds for a custody modification.

It is important to be informed of your rights, where you stand legally and your best course of action when filing for a modification of an existing custody order. For legal advice about your situation and laws in your state regarding modifying your order you’ll want to consult a child custody lawyer in your area.

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