Legal modifications are not a rarity, as lawmakers implemented these measures expecting parents to use these repeatedly throughout the course of a successful divorce. So, it comes as a bit of a surprise that custodial parents are not seeking more modifications to their initial arrangements once their circumstances change.
Almost every family lawyer in Littleton has to educate their clients on what they can and can’t ask for in terms of modification. One of the points that legal observer say contributes to this lack of realization is a cultural point, wherein all decisions are final.
The only way they think a decision can change is if it is reversed or changed in an appellate process. This line of thinking may be as an indirect result of the how popular culture represents the legal process. These influences include television shows, movies, and novelizations that may not present the most accurate picture of how civil custody works.
A custodial parent can ask for a modification whenever it suits the best interest of the child. The last six words of that sentence are the most important requirements in seeking modification. A judge will never award any change to the agreement if the effects of such change would have little to no benefits for the child in question.
There are two most common reasons for a custodial parent to seek modification. The first is when they either lose their jobs unexpectedly. The second is that the financial requirements for sustaining their child’s education become too great for them to bear in the current scheme.
Both scenarios are completely within the realm of possibility, and occur more often than most policy makers care to admit. It is important for custodial parents to benefit from what is rightfully theirs, to take better care of their child.