Delaware Child Custody Attorneys
One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce, or even co-parenting, is devising a child custody agreement that suits the child as well as the parents. It is important that a child spend time with both parents but due to financial issues, work schedule, and other issues, it can be very challenging to come up with a suitable custody agreement. It is best to have the help of a skilled Delaware Family Law Attorney.
Contact Tom Gay in the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay in Georgetown, Delaware to discuss your rights, your interests and how to protect them. Dial (302) 855-9300 for a family law consultation. If you are in the Kent County or Dover, Delaware area please dial (302) 697-2499 today.
Another challenge is modifying an existing custody order. Delaware custody laws concerning children allow for modifications to be made to existing consent orders and custody orders under certain circumstances and parameters. There is a legal process involved that must be adhered to in order for the courts to grant the modification. If you would like you to have your existing custody order modified in Delaware it makes sense for you to enlist the aid of a skilled and experienced Delaware custody modification attorney.
Delaware Child Custody Modification Laws
According to Delaware law, a child custody order can only be modified in certain situations:
• If the original custody order that you want to change is a consent order (you and the Respondent(s) agreed to the custody arrangement), then it can be changed or modified any time the court finds that it is in the “best interest” of the child.
• If the original custody order was entered by the Court after a full hearing AND it has been less than two years since it was entered, the order can be changed only if the Court finds that continuing to enforce the order would endanger the child’s physical health or significantly impair the child’s emotional development.
Modifying a Delaware minor custody order is a very complex legal task that should only be done by an experienced Delaware custody attorney.
Contact A Sussex County Delaware Child Custody Lawyer
If you are interested in making changes to your existing child custody agreement please call the Delaware child custody attorney Tom Gay at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay to discuss your Delaware child custody case. Dial (302) 855-9300.