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What might influence a request to modify a parenting plan?

On Behalf of | Apr 15, 2022 | Child Custody

Like many other parents in Arkansas, you might consider it vital to take every possible measure to protect the well-being of your children. If you and the other parent choose to part ways, one of your primary concerns may involve pursuing a parenting plan with the needs and interests of your kids at heart.

While this arrangement may work out at the time, what happens if you experience a change in life circumstances that disrupts visitation? Knowing some common reasons to seek modifications to a parenting plan and some topics that might influence the outcome of such a request could prove vital.

Seeking modifications

If you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement concerning modifications, it may be up to the court to issue a decision. Some of the factors the court may consider during a hearing might include:

  • Reason for request: Some valid reasons to request modifications to a parenting plan could include a desire to move closer to family or a sudden change in work schedule that disrupts visitation.
  • Interests of the kids: The court places significant value on the interests of the kids and will likely ask questions about how the proposed changes will affect their lives.
  • Impact on visitation: Another vital topic could pertain to how your proposed modifications might affect visitation schedules and if any alternative solutions might be available.
  • Age of the kids: With children over a certain age, the court may even ask their opinion on the matter, and their preferences could influence the outcome of a request.
  • Cooperation: If the other parent refuses to cooperate with current visitation schedules, the court may also consider various topics when addressing a request for modifications.

Another essential topic could involve the safety of our kids, and if this becomes a concern, seeking modifications to your parenting plan could be vital to protecting their well-being.

Safeguarding your children

Even if you have a valid reason to request modifications to your parenting plan, navigating the process can still be a complex endeavor. Whether you are preparing to negotiate with the other parent, or if you are preparing for a hearing, seeking insight on every vital topic to address could help you better prepare for what comes next. In doing so, you could find yourself in a much better position in which to pursue the best outcome achievable concerning your request and regarding the interests and needs of your children.

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