Many parents find that the Parenting Plan they have no longer works. Even parenting plans made with the best intentions can need modification. Circumstances change and those changes can negatively affect parenting time and add stress to both the parents and the children.
At Best Law Firm we continually work with parents who want to modify their current Parenting Time Orders. Reasons vary from parent to parent but the idea is the same. Their current Parenting Time Order is no longer working for their kids best interests and it needs to be changed. When considering modifying a current Parenting Time Order you must first and foremost consider what is in the best interests of your child.
There are many legitimate reasons to modify parenting time but disliking the other parent is not one of them. If the court finds that one parent tries to limit the other’s parenting time without good cause or out of spite, the petition to modify parenting time will be denied and the parent that requested the change will be ordered to pay the opposing parent’s attorney fees and costs.
Examples of Valid Reasons to Modify Parenting Time:
My child’s Father got a DUI last month. I want to change my current Parenting Time Order to prevent my child’s Father from having unsupervised visits with my son.
I want to change the current Parenting Time Order, because my ex-wife is not exercising her parenting time.
I was given limited parenting time when my children were born, however, my daughter is five years old and my son is seven years old now. I want to be able to spend more time with my children and become a more permanent figure in their life.