Following a legal separation or divorce, there are a number of things to consider. For example, how you and your former partner are going to co-parent any children between the two of you, establishing custody of the children, and of course, setting up child support and other important arrangements for raising any children involved. In addition to these, it is also important to understand your legal rights and know how to reflect any changes in your documentation. In today’s blog, your North Haven and Greenwich, CT attorneys discuss making changes to your custody agreement and offers advice for your best outcome.
The Process to Follow
It goes without saying that, aside from some things, change in life is inevitable. From the changing seasons to expanding families and everything else in-between, it is important to recognize how change is reflected throughout the legal process and other lifelong endeavors.
The same can be said about your child custody agreement that you established following your legal separation or divorce. For the purposes of this blog, a custody agreement is considered to be a legal document that details the parameters set by the court and agreed upon by the parties involved. Specifically, it details a parenting plan for the best interests of any child(ren) involved.
When changes occur with your job or living situation, it is important to have those items reflected in your custody agreement. To request changes, you must first fill out the necessary paperwork, which your attorney can help you find, and take the forms to your county clerk’s office. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.
What is Included?
Modifications to your custody agreement occur only when there is much more than a minor problem at hand. For instance, a parent moving away (in Connecticut or out of state), a parent’s work schedule has changed so that visitation times must change, or one person hurts the child or does not take the child to the doctor all are considered to be big changes that must be reflected. Contact our team to learn more about what is included in your agreement and what is important to report.
Other Important Changes to Note
Though custody changes can occur when the previously mentioned criteria are met, it is important to recognize that not all requests are accepted by the court. Typically, an agreement change is passed when a few additional criteria are met, including if a Connecticut court made the initial agreement, you can prove there have been big changes, or if a judge decides the change is needed for the best interests of the child.
Schedule Your Consultation
Contact The Law Offices of Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC in North Haven and Greenwich, CT by calling 203-234-1000 to learn more about the manner in which you make changes to an already-established custody agreement, and schedule your next appointment with our team.