Reasons to Modify Child Custody

by Laura M. Wright on Oct. 13, 2021

Divorce & Family Law Child Custody 

Summary: A quick overview of the reasons a court will look at when determining if child custody should be modified.

Child Custody Modification

Florida Statute states: A determination of parental responsibility, a parenting plan, or a time-sharing schedule may not be modified without a showing of a substantial, material, and unanticipated change in circumstances and a determination that the modification of child custody is in the best interests of the child.

Once the initial Child Custody is determined, the parent seeking a Child Custody Modification faces an “extraordinary burden.” Wade v. Hirschman, 903 So.2d 928 (Fla. 2005).

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