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4 reasons to alter a child custody schedule

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2024 | Child Custody |

Divorcing parents may spend considerable time trying to find a child custody schedule that works for everyone. There’s a lot to consider, such as each parent’s work schedule and a child’s daily needs.

Even after spending hours configuring a custody schedule, there may be reasons to make alterations later on. Here are a few reasons parents need to alter a child custody schedule:

1. A parent is moving

Custody schedules need to consider how far each parent is from the other. When a parent considers moving for better job or housing opportunities, it can present issues for a custody schedule. The original schedule may only work now because of how close the parents live to each other. But, the move may make it harder for each parent to see their children and uphold their responsibilities.

2. School or work schedules have changed

Parents often have their child custody schedules work around their work and school schedules. It’s not always possible for parents to control their work or school hours. If there are any changes to a work or school schedule, a child custody schedule may need to be altered to maintain each parent’s custody hours.

3. A child’s needs have changed

Children can develop health conditions that require more attention from parents. A child custody schedule may need to be altered so that parents spend more time with their children.

4. Both parents agree to a change

A child custody schedule may be altered after both parents mutually agree to the change. Perhaps this is just so one parent has more time with their children or because the other parent discovered they can’t take on a certain responsibility.

If you need to change your current custody schedule, you may need to reach out for legal help to learn about your options.