Do You Want to Change Your Custody Arrangement?

Do You Want to Change Your Custody Arrangement?

You set up a custody arrangement in court between you and the other parent. It is no longer working for you. You or the other parent moved out of D.C., the other parent doesn’t have a safe environment for your child, the other parent is living with someone who is a bad influence…There are a variety of reasons that you could want to file for a change in the custody arrangement (also called a custody modification). The court will consider whether there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances and it is in the best interests of your child. There is no cut and dry case where the court will definitely decide in your favor that there should be a change in the arrangement. But you can advocate strongly for one. If the other parent has moved out of D.C. then you will likely be able to file for a custody modification in D.C. as long as you still live in D.C. If you move to a new state and want to have the case heard by a court in the new state then you can ask the D.C. court to decline jurisdiction before you can file the case in the new state.

Stay Connected With Us!


Subscribe to get our latest blog content and upates by email.

Powered by ConvertKit
Sign up for our next workshop on Domestic Violence. For more information write to: and indicate if you are available for live in-person or a webinar.

About @dmin

    You May Also Like

    Copyright © 2017 Pawnee A. Davis Law Firm PLLC. All rights reserved

    The information on this web site is advertising for Pawnee A. Davis Law Firm PLLC; it does not serve as legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship may be established once you have signed a retainer agreement with an attorney and pay any required retainer or fees. Please contact us for information about having an attorney from the firm represent you in the District Of Columbia or Maryland.