How Can Child Custody Agreements Be Modified If You Get a New Job?

Child custody orders are seldom final. This is because courts know that circumstances in life change. However, not all changes warrant modifying a current custody order. The standard that a judge will use to decide is what is in the best interest of the child’s wellbeing. A new job could be one circumstance when modifying your child custody agreement is warranted.

It depends on what effect your new job will have on your child and what changes you would like to make. At the office of Pintar Albiston, we see parents whose new jobs may give them more free time to spend with their child, or they may need to change the days they visit with their child. They may also be looking to relocate to a new area or have significant changes in income. Las Vegas child custody attorneys can help you decide how your new job affects your current order and what changes are reasonable in the eyes of the law.

Not every modification will need to be litigated in court. If you and the other parent can come to an agreement regarding how the custody order should change, then Pintar Albiston can draft a new parenting plan and order for you. Even in cases where you agree, it is a good idea to have a formal order to protect yourself and your child in the future.

If you and the other parent cannot agree, then the court will decide. Some of the things a judge will consider are how your new job influences your child’s educational and social needs, their relationship with you and the other parent, your living circumstances and how well your child is doing under the current arrangement. Child custody modification law can be complex and detailed, so it is essential to have experienced Las Vegas child custody attorneys by your side. Give us a call to schedule your consultation today.