With the increase in mobility and job insecurity in recent years, parental relocation has become a common issue for parents after a divorce. The reality is that life the circumstances of every family’s life change with some frequency, so it’s not uncommon for a custody order to become ineffective for a family only a couple years after a divorce is finalized.
However, most people in this situation do not know their rights or the procedures involved with modifying a child custody agreement. Before seeking out a modification – before a divorce even – it is helpful to have an understanding of the options and procedures for child support modifications. In this three-part series, we will discuss 1. Modifications for parental relocation, 2. Modifications when a mature child wants to live with the other parent and 3. Modifications resulting from the changing needs of the child.