Life Changes Often Trigger Changes To Custody And Support Orders
For parents who are no longer together, a parenting plan or support order that made sense at one time may no longer work. Parents’ lives change, as do the needs of children. When an order is no longer in a child’s best interests, New Hampshire law allows for modification of the order.
The experienced family law attorneys at Backus, Meyer & Branch, LLP, in Manchester represent clients regarding petitions to modify orders as well as all other family law matters. Modifications are complex and can take several months or more to be approved. It is always a good idea to contact a lawyer as soon as you are aware that you may need to seek a modification.
Reasons for modifying court orders include:
- The involuntary loss of a job by either parent
- An increase or decrease in either parent’s income
- A parent’s need to relocate for a job if it can be shown that it is in the best interests of the child
- A change in one parent’s health that affects the ability to care for a minor child
- Proof that a child’s living environment is detrimental to the child’s mental, physical or emotional health
We Can Answer Your Questions Regarding Modifications Or Relocation
We also represent parents who wish to prevent a modification or the relocation of a custodial parent, as well as parents who need assistance enforcing a court order regarding custody, visitation or support.
Call us or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment. We will review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action.