With any decision involving child custody, the interests and well-being of the child will be the top factor. Should a parent wish to make changes to a finalized child custody arrangement, the process will require some work.

The party requesting the change to the arrangement must be able to show that circumstances are material, substantial, and unanticipated. Just like when the arrangement was originally made, the child’s interests will be the priority. Some other factors that will be taken into account include how able each parent is to maintain a close and ongoing relationship with the child, each parent’s ability to stick to the time-sharing schedule and adapt to changes, and how long the child has been living in a stable environment.

The aforementioned factors are just a few examples of the many that will be closely evaluated by the court when determining a child custody modification.

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