Are you or your ex-spouse having trouble sticking with the established visitation schedule? Did your spouse recently have a run-in with the law that warrants a change to the established visitation schedule?
Once child custody and visitation arrangements are in place, modifications to those court orders can be made any time a significant change occurs. In order to modify visitation, you must file the appropriate paperwork with the court. In addition, you must show evidence of the change in circumstance that warrants the modification.
Some factors that might result in a successful modification to visitation orders include the following:
If you are considering filing for a visitation modification, the Hill Law Group and MyVegasFamilyLaw.com is here to assist you with all the necessary legal paperwork.
Visitation Modifications When Parents Agree
Visitation agreements are often modified outside of court when both parties agree on the modification in question. While this may seem like it’s easier, MyVegasFamilyLaw.com does not recommend modifying visitation rights outside of court.
These types of informal modifications are hard to enforce if one parent opts to defy the agreement. It is always best to go through the proper channels to ensure the interests of your child are upheld. Clark County courts will usually allow modifications as long as they do not interfere with the best interest of the child. The Hill Law Group can draw up the proper paperwork to file with the courts to make the changes official.
Visitation Modification When Parents Disagree
If parents cannot reach an agreement regarding modifications to visitation, the parent in favor of the modification must file a motion with the court. In such cases, Nevada courts usually only modify an existing order when the parent can show material change in circumstances. This provides for more stability for the child and lessens the load of excessive motions for the court.
Common Reasons for Modifications
The best interest of the child is always of the utmost concern to Southern Nevada courts when considering modifications to original court orders. This is not to say that the court will not consider the convenience of the parents, but this is generally secondary to what is best for the children involved.
Some common reasons that the court will consider modifications to visitation orders include:
Is It Time To File for Visitation Modification?
If you are experiencing any of the above circumstances and you feel a change would truly benefit your child, contact The Hill Law Group to get started! Whether you and your spouse agree or not, MyVegasFamilyLaw.com can help you set up a visitation schedule that keeps the best interest of your child in mind.Shauna Hill
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