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The Child Is in Danger
If the custodian parent is not protecting the child and endangers their safety, the court may also change custody to ensure the child’s safety. The parent seeking child custody can talk to an experienced family law attorney to seek legal advice on how to proceed.
Domestic Violence Cases
In domestic violence cases, a request may be submitted to modify the child support order by protecting the child from further abuse. You can report to a family law firm if you notice certain injuries or if the young child tells you they are being abused.
A Parent’s Situation Has Changed
In some cases, the situation of a parent may change in such a way that it may affect the child’s well-being and development. For instance, the court will make a custody modification for domestic violence in the home. Also, changes in the mental and physical health of the custodian parent may pressure the non-custodial parent to seek a child custody modification for the child’s best interests.
In any case, you should consider consulting with a child custody lawyer to help you navigate through a custody case.