Unfortunately, sometimes a Judgment of Divorce or an Order for Custody, Parenting Time, and Child Support is not the end of your story. At Wilson Kester the Empowered Divorce Source, we understand the frustrations and worries that naturally are felt when issues appear, especially after you have already gone through litigation or negotiations. We know the disappointment when a promise made turns out not to be a promise kept.
Custody, Parenting Time, and Child Support
Custody and parenting time orders are modifiable but not easily so. There may be instances in which an order that was crafted years ago may no longer serve the best interests of the child. Changes in life happen, including new jobs, a change in living arrangements, or a change in a child’s educational needs. These changes may require a change to the current order.
Michigan’s Child Custody Act provides for a threshold that must be overcome before the Court may modify its prior Orders. The act also sets the burden of proof required to change a custody or parenting time order should the change alter the established custodial environment. It can be difficult to modify orders that are already in place. However, our attorneys are well-versed with the Michigan Child Custody Act and can help you devise strategies to obtain the changes to optimally serve your child. We will help you navigate the court so that an informed decision can be made and your life with your child can move forward.