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Do you have reasonable cause to change your custody order?

On Behalf of | Mar 10, 2020 | Child Custody

Michigan parents often fight over child custody. The court often makes the final decision for custody orders. The court is also aware of the fact that life circumstances do not always stay the same. What they ruled at the time of your divorce may not always be the best arrangement. So what can you do if you feel like your child custody arrangement is no longer working? 

You must submit a request for modification to the court. It is up to the court to decide whether you present a good case. Based on your request, they decide if you must maintain the current schedule. To maximize your chances of changing it, you may want to know what reasons have the highest success rate. 

The absence of the other parent is one reason. Causes for absence include incarceration, military deployment or death. Sometimes, a partner refuses to follow a custody schedule for no particular reason. This also counts as an absence. If a parent cannot or will not follow the custody schedule, courts may change it. 

Another big reason is the introduction of immediate danger into a child’s life. For example, if one spouse finds a new partner who is abusive or violent toward the child. If they are in immediate danger and express a desire to leave the premise, courts may oblige. 

Do you want to read more about changing child custody orders? Are you curious about what makes a case that courts will agree with? You can click the link here to read more. It will take you to our web page on child custody. You can also look through other pages for more information about divorce-related topic.