Can a child custody order be modified following an Arizona divorce?

Whether you were awarded custody of your child or you want to obtain it, you should know that child custody orders are sometimes modified following divorce.

The decision to modify a child custody order is not taken lightly, as it could significantly impact the child. You must present the family law judge with a convincing reason as to why a child custody modification should be granted. It must be shown that there is a major and continuing change of circumstances that would warrant a modification of child custody. For example, if the custodial parent has a substance abuse problem or if the child is being abused or neglected, a child custody modification could be granted.

Visitation and parenting time orders might also be modified. To learn more, contact an experienced Arizona family law attorney at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).  We will explain the details of child custody modifications and will answer your questions.

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