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Modifying Custodial Agreements

Modifying Custodial Agreements

Explore the requirements to overcome the presumption of reasonableness of a child-custody order in order to re-examine and modify a child-custody arrangement, as well as the traditional reasons for modification and barriers to modification.


In this clip we will discuss modification of child custody orders. Although there is a strong presumption in favor of the reasonableness of a child custody order, in very limited circumstances a court will decide to reexamine the custody arrangement and perhaps even modify it. This second look only takes place if the court is convinced it is necessary due to a change in circumstances since the original order. If the moving parent can show that it is in the best interest of the child to...