How Can I Modify a Parenting Plan?
- A long distance move
- No proper supervision of children
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- And sometimes, needs of the child have simply changed, which will allow for a modification.
If it has been years since you’ve been divorced, and you want to change your parenting plan, maybe get more time with the children, you might be asking how judges rule on modifications with the parenting plan. Modifications are tricky and, in most cases, you need to show a substantial change in circumstances.
If there has been a long distance move, you likely would be able to get a modification. If your children aren’t being properly supervised or cared for, yes, there could be a change. If there’s alcohol or substance abuse issues, if one of you is now spending longer hours at work, if one spouse has developed a serious physical or mental illness, or if there’s a new stepfamily, or the needs of the children have simply changed, you have a good case to change or modify the parenting plan provision in your agreement.