modifying legal custody

It is more uncommon and slightly more difficult to modify legal custody over physical custody. Remember that having legal custody means that you, as parents, have a say in your child’s health, education, and welfare. Therefore, for one to think that they deserve a modification in the court’s granted legal custody they must have sufficient evidence of a change in circumstance(s); meaning, that if you feel you deserve more time with your kids, you must present the court with reasons why.

Appealing for more custody rights doesn’t always work out. Even if you have proven, on paper, to be worthy of making legal decisions for your child, the judge may not grant it. The judge is always looking out for a child’s best interest, which goes back to their health, education, and general welfare.