When parents are no longer involved in a romantic relationship, they must make difficult decisions regarding the care of their child. Even parents on the best of terms have difficulty parenting together, and creating an agreeable child custody agreement can often be difficult. However, with the help of the attorneys at Lutkins & Pilgreen, PC, many parents in Virginia have been able to come to an agreement regarding the best interests of a child.
However, life is full of ups and downs, and often, parents experience certain circumstances that may make it necessary to modify an existing child custody agreement. For example, an employment change, remariage, death in the family or relocation could necessitate a request for a change. Additionally, if substance abuse is suspected or something else changes that could make it difficult for the other parent to properly care for the child, a modification could be requested.
Courts are interested in ensuring stability in a child’s custody situation. As such, it is up to the parent requesting the change to prove that doing so is in the best interests of a child — often a difficult thing to prove. Fortunately, our attorneys have successfully helped parents seek a modification.
We know that parents in Virginia are interested in ensuring that the best interests of a child is met. However, as situations change, so do a child’s needs. We are here to help parents protect their children. Often, being proactive when a child custody modification is needed rather than waiting for an issue to arise can help ensure a smoother transition.