You may have finalized your Pennsylvania child custody agreement years ago, but life circumstances change. This is why modifications are possible if there is a big change in you or the other parent’s lives. Pennsylvania courts will approve modifications, but those modifications will always take into account the best interests and needs of any children involved.
Here are some of the usual reasons Pennsylvania parents seek child custody modifications:
— A parent’s work schedule might permit or allow him or her to be more or less involved in a child’s life
— Children change their school schedules
— A parent misbehaves criminally or a new boyfriend or girlfriend is acting unlawfu
— One or more of the parents has to relocate and move away from where the child is currently based.
Finally, on the topic of child custody modifications, Pennsylvania parents should be aware of a new state law that governs parental relocations, when one parent moves away to another place. In cases where the move will affect the custody schedule, the moving parent must provide advanced written notice to the stationary parent.
At Palange, Endres & Marks, PC, we help parents navigate their petitions for child custody modifications. This can be a very emotional process since one or the other parent may end up not spending as much child with his or her children, or may have to endure a significant change to his or her parenting schedule. Parents should rest assured, however, that our firm will aggressively advocate in favor of their rights and the best interests of the children involved.