Modifying Custody Agreements To Suit Changing Lives
Life with children is a constantly changing experience. The needs of your children today may not be the needs of your children five years ago. When these needs and your ability to provide for them change, shouldn’t your custody agreement also reflect these changes?
At V. Freitas Law, PLLC, you will find a team of Washington attorneys who have more than 50 years of combined experience helping parents modify custody agreements to uphold the best interests of their children. Pursuing a custody modification isn’t something that should happen every day, so when is the right time to pursue it?
Major Life Events That Call For Change
The agreements you made in your divorce are not something that a court will allow you to change on a whim. To successfully modify your custody agreement, you need to be sure that you have sufficient reason and need to do so. Common situations that can qualify for a modification include:
- Sudden job loss
- Need for a career change
- Medical necessity
- Unavoidable changes to parenting time schedules
- Changes that make the original agreement no longer sustainable
- Both parents consent to the modification
Even with sufficient reasoning to modify a custody agreement, a spouse still needs to prove these circumstances in court in order for a judge to approve the modification request. With our decades of experience, we can help you save time and money to achieve a goal that can benefit you and your family.
Do Not Assume The Worst
Despite all the effort that spouses put into creating a divorce agreement, nothing in the agreement is ever set in stone. It is possible to modify an agreement when you have sufficient circumstances and an attorney who can help you prove them.
The first step in modifying a custody agreement is contacting an attorney. You can schedule your initial consultation with us by calling 206-536-2875 or emailing us here. Act today so we can begin helping you fight for your tomorrow.