Changing Custody and Visitation to Reflect New Circumstances
Under Tennessee law, the goal of any parenting plan is to implement the best interests of the child. When a previous arrangement no longer reflects the child's best interests, it can and should be modified to reflect any circumstances that have changed in the meantime.
At the law firm of Mitchell A. Byrd, PLLC, we offer an extensive background modifying parenting plans throughout eastern and central Tennessee. If you believe a parenting plan modification is appropriate for your child, or if your child's other parent is seeking a modification, we can help you pursue your goals. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation with a highly skilled Chattanooga family law attorney.
Working Through the Courts to Bring Parenting Plans Up-to-Date
Once a parenting plan — also known as a child custody and visitation plan — is put in place in a divorce or paternity case, either parent can request a modification at any time. Parents are often triggered to consider modifications in circumstances such as the following:
- Either parent's marriage to a new spouse
- A change to either parent's work responsibilities
- A dispute over the child's education or health care
- One parent's desire to relocate out of the area
If you believe that your child is being substantially harmed by any aspect of the current parenting plan, it is crucial that you contact a lawyer right away about pursuing a modification. You should not try to resolve the problem on your own by violating the parenting plan.
Pursuing Appropriate Arrangements for Children With Disabilities
One particular circumstance that often requires modification of a parenting plan is when a child is diagnosed with a learning disability. Raising a child with a disability can be especially difficult when you and the child's other parent do not see eye to eye on issues such as medication or discipline.
The Chattanooga modification attorneys are our law firm frequently work with expert professionals to resolve these type of issues. We are dedicated to working with parents to pursue appropriate arrangements to meet the needs of their children at home and at school.
Contact Our Child Custody Modification Attorneys in Hamilton County
To discuss your concerns about modifying custody or child support, contact our law firm online or call 877-838-0844 to schedule an in-person consultation or arrange a free preliminary telephone assessment.