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Salem Custody Modification Lawyers

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After a child custody agreement is established in court, sometimes circumstances in life change. However, parents can modify child custody under special circumstances in Oregon. While some parents can come to a mutual and amicable agreement, others are involved in a hotly contested legal dispute.

If you are interested in modifying your child custody agreement in Salem, our legal team at Landerholm Family Law can help you obtain the most favorable results in your case. We can sit down with you to evaluate your case, listen to your concerns, and build an effective and personalized legal strategy which fulfills your needs.

What You Must Prove in Court

If both parents agree to change the parenting plan, the legal process is relatively easy and quick. On the contrary, contentious disputes can be quite complex.

In order to modify custody or parenting time in Oregon, the court must determine if the change is in the child’s best interests. This includes the need for a continuous and stable home environment, the health of each parent, support and opportunity for interaction with other family members, adjustments in education, religious or cultural considerations, and even the wishes of the child (if he/she is old enough).

The following are several factors which may justify a custody modification:

  • Move or relocation by a custodial parent
  • Improvement in the noncustodial parent’s situation
  • Failure of joint custody
  • Custodial parent’s gross misconduct
  • Custodial parent’s neglect of parenting
  • The custodial parent places the child in danger
  • The custodial parent cannot provide a stable home environment
  • Custodial parent’ alienation of the child from the noncustodial parent

Remember, one parent must also show an unanticipated change in circumstances. Once the court reviews all relevant evidence, it will order a modified parenting plan.

Ready to Discuss Your Case Today

Our Salem family law attorneys can help you understand the legal basis for modification and collect evidence that supports it is in the best interests of the child. Do not hesitate to let us protect your rights and guide you through the complexities of the legal process.

For more information about custody medication, contact us and schedule a consultation immediately.

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