When can a custody arrangement be modified?
A parenting plan containing a custody arrangement with two caretakers can be modified within TWO (2) YEARS of the date it was first ordered. A modification may be granted if you can show to a judge in court that changing the arrangement would be in the best interest of the child.
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).
Modifying a parenting plan may result in the child's custodial parent becoming the child's non-custodial parent, or vice versa. Additionally, a parenting plan can be modified to deny a parent custody of the child(s).