Modifying a Custody Order

A parenting plan (custody order) can be modified to change which caretaker has custody of a child(s), but only within TWO (2) YEARS of its originally being ordered


Additionally, a modification will only be approved if you can show to a judge in court that doing so would be in the best interest of the child(s).


Modifying a parenting plan may result in the child's custodial parent becoming the non-custodial parent, or vice versa. Additionally, a parenting plan can be modified to deny a parent custody of the child(s).


If it has been MORE than two (2) years since the parenting plan was ordered, a modification can be granted ONLY IF you can present an affidavit(s) demonstrating that the current custody arrangement poses a physical, mental, emotional, or developmental threat to the child(s).