No longer getting along is a common reason that individuals divorce. When there are children involved, some Florida parents may have to get along to some degree in order to stay compliant with their child custody orders. However, if situations change, parents may need to revisit their custody arrangements and possibly request alterations to address the personal changes that have occurred.
While pursuing a custody modification may seem like the obvious choice for parents who are unhappy with their current agreements, it is important to remember that the court does not grant alterations lightly. If one parent is moving away, that action may be a reason to have the arrangements reviewed. It still does not guarantee a custody change as the court will look at the reason for moving, whether the current terms would still work and whether changes to the existing order would interfere with the child's life.
Changes to the order may also be necessary if a child is in danger from the other parent. Still, there are factors that the court will need to look at before allowing the change. The immediacy of the danger, acts of domestic violence and whether the child wants to stay away from the parent may all play roles.
Most parents want to make sure that their kids live the best lives they can. Sometimes, this desire means making sure that the child custody arrangements do not place them in the path of unnecessary harm. Because pursuing custody modifications is not an easy task, interested Florida parents may want to speak with their attorneys regarding this avenue.