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Phone: 607-821-0100

Toll Free: 866-539-2596

Modest consultation fee for Divorce and Family Law

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Compassionate, Caring And Professional Services
For Over 40 Years.

Compassionate, Caring And Professional Services
For Over 40 Years.

Compassionate, Caring And Professional Services
For Over 40 Years.

Compassionate, Caring And Professional Services
For Over 40 Years.

Compassionate, Caring And Professional Services

When a custody setup no longer serves a child’s best interests

| Nov 12, 2014 | Child Custody |

Child custody arrangements are supposed to be based on what is in a child’s best interests. Thus, one could imagine how deeply troubling it would be for a parent, after a child custody arrangement has been put in place, to make a discovery that indicates that the previously reached child custody arrangement might actually now be harmful to their child’s well-being.

Such discoveries could include things such as noticing signs that there are significant troubles at the other parent’s home or signs that the other parent may be acting in a neglectful or abusive manner towards the child. When a parent makes such a discovery, one of the first questions they will likely have is: what can I do to protect my child’s well-being?

One option parents in such a situation may have is to request a child custody modification. Courts here in New York are allowed to modify previously reached child custody arrangements under certain circumstances.

Our firm understands how scary it can be for a parent when concerns arise regarding their children’s well-being under a current child custody arrangement, and thus how important it is for such parents to get caring and knowledgeable guidance when they are considering whether to pursue a child custody modification in relation to such concerns. We can help parents who have such concerns look into the possibility of pursuing such a modification and guide parents who decide to pursue such a modification through the various procedures of requesting a change to a child custody arrangement.