Delaware Child Custody Attorneys
One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce or co-parenting is devising a child custody agreement. It may be difficult to ensure that the agreement suits the child as well as both parents. It is important to create the agreement so the child spends time with both parents. Due to financial issues, work schedules, and other issues, it can be challenging to create 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 allow 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 modify your existing custody order, enlist 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:
- Original custody orders known as consent orders (both parents agreed to the custody arrangement) can be modified any time. However, the court must find that the change 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 custody order is a complex legal task that should only be done by an experienced custody attorney.
Contact A Sussex County Delaware Child Custody Lawyer
If you are interested in making changes to your existing child custody agreement, call Delaware’s best child custody attorney, Tom Gay. Contact the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay to discuss your Delaware child custody case. Dial (302) 855-9300.