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Child Custody Modifications


Brooklyn Child Custody Modifications Attorney

Parenting time arrangements are always made to reflect the best interests of the child or children. However, as any parent knows, life can change. A teenage child may express interest in spending more time with another parent. A custodial parent may have found a new job in a different state. Or, abuse and neglect may be present in one household.

In whatever situation your family is in, you may now see it necessary to request a modification to the child custody agreement. Contact me to schedule your consultation.

At the Law Office of Virginia Geiss, I offer practical family law solutions to Brooklyn families. I can help you resolve your child custody issue ― whether you have primary custody, joint custody or are the noncustodial parent. Child support modifications are granted when it can be shown there is a significant change in circumstance. It must also be shown that the modification will be in the child’s best interest.

What Is a Significant Change in Circumstance?

A significant change in circumstance is an event or situation that affects the best interests of the child. Examples include the following:

  • A change in parent’s ability to spend time with the child
  • A change in parent’s income, employment or financial situation
  • Changing needs of the child
  • Custodial parent relocation or move-away with children
  • A change in parent’s mental health
  • Child abuse or neglect
  • A parent’s moral misconduct
  • A parent’s criminal conviction

The above are just a few examples of situations that may merit a change in child custody. I represent parents who would like to make changes to the existing divorce decree and parents who wish to contest the changes. My law firm consistently strives to protect the best interests of the child.

Do you have questions or concerns about child custody modifications? Contact me to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, I offer day and evening appointments at my Brooklyn law office. I promptly return phone calls and e-mails, even outside of normal business hours. I will be accessible to you for the entirety of your case.