For parents, spending quality time with their children is a top priority. If you have gone through child custody proceedings and have a current custody order in place, not adhering to it could result in serious penalties. If your previous arrangement no longer works for either you, the other parent or your child, it may be time to seek a custody modification.
Under the Illinois Statutes (750 ILCS 5/600), careful consideration is given to the circumstances surrounding the situation before a child custody order is issued. A parenting plan may have been negotiated between the parents and their attorney before a judge issued a final order in the case. Once in place, changing an existing order can prove challenging.
There must be significant changes in circumstances to justify a child custody modification. Oftentimes, stipulations regarding these changes may have been included in the parenting plan. The following are four common reasons a court may be willing to grant your request:
At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C., we can assist you in filing the necessary legal documents and in gathering the evidence needed to justify a child custody modification. Call or contact our Illinois child custody attorneys online and request a consultation today.
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