Child Custody Modifications

Considerations for a Child Custody Modification

New Jersey permits post-divorce modifications because one or both parents’ lifestyles and circumstances may change dramatically in the years following a divorce. When you are considering filing for a post-divorce child custody modification, it is most important to consider what is in the best interest of the child. New Jersey also permits modifications of child custody and visitation orders when the parents aren’t married if there is a change of circumstances.

It may help to ask yourself the following questions:
  • Which home environment is most safe for my child?
  • Who will provide my child with more nurturing parental care?
  • How have I and my ex-spouse or the other parent been involved in our child’s life since the divorce or separation?
  • Has my child expressed that they are unhappy or feel scared living with my ex-spouse or the other parent?
  • Has my child expressed interest in living with me over my ex-spouse or the other parent?
  • Is one parent not cooperating with the visitation agreement
  • What is the age of the child?
  • Did a parent die? If so, how does that affect who will take care of the child?
Obtaining a NJ Child Custody Modification

Parents may decide a child custody modification is in order due to any number of circumstances, which may include: substance abuse, child abuse or neglect, parental relocation, or health problems – among many other issues. If the parents agree a custody modification is needed, they can work together to make the changes, but if this is not the case, the parent requesting modification will need a knowledgeable NJ divorce lawyer to assist.

SEE ALSO: CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION

If you believe a child custody modification is in order, but you are not seeing eye-to-eye with your ex-spouse, the experienced NJ divorce attorneys at Goldstein Law Group are here to help. We will be happy to review your case and help determine whether a child custody modification is a viable option. It is important to note that child custody modifications may prompt motions for child support modifications, which your Goldstein Law Group lawyer will discuss with you. We will work tirelessly to reach the custody outcome that is in your child’s best interests.

Why should I seek help from an Attorney of Goldstein Law Group to modify my child custody agreement?
  • Determine whether your circumstance is worthy of a child custody modification.
  • Filing a motion for custody modification can best be done through a NJ divorce attorney
  • An attorney can help ensure that your written proposal for a modification is drafted properly and demonstrates a substantial change in circumstance.
  • Your Goldstein Law Group will argue your case in court and make your child’s best interests a priority.
  • An attorney will ensure that the new agreement or new Court Order is worded correctly as to custody and visitation.

Contact Goldstein Law Group for a Complimentary Consultation If you are concerned about your child’s well-being due to your ex-spouse’s or the other parent’s lifestyle changes since the divorce or separation, you may be able to obtain a post-divorce or post-separation child custody modification. The NJ family law lawyers at Goldstein Law Group have more than 50 years of combined experience helping clients through divorce proceedings and obtaining child custody modifications. If your child’s safety and well-being are on the line, do not hesitate to make an appointment with Goldstein Law Group. Please call us today at (732) 967-6777 or fill out our contact form to schedule your complimentary initial consultation.