Helping You Find Practical Solutions In Divorce & Co-Parenting
Helping You Find Practical Solutions In Divorce & Co-Parenting

Signs that your family has outgrown your custody agreement

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2023 | Co-Parenting

As children of divorce grow and evolve, so too may their needs. A custody agreement and parenting plan that worked well just a few months or years ago might no longer fit your family’s current situation.

Fortunately, you may be able to modify your original custody agreement, making it better for everyone. Here are some signs that things might be due for an update.

It poses logistical challenges

Sometimes, what looks good on paper can end up failing in the real world. Logistical obstacles like scheduling conflicts, long travel time between homes and school obligations can derail an agreed-on schedule and make things harder for kids and parents alike.

Your children are changing

The needs of children can change rapidly as they mature, and your custody and visitation arrangements may suddenly fall short. Older children often want more independence and may feel overly restricted by your original plan.

Your and your co-parent’s lives are changing

Parents also evolve after getting a divorce and may face exciting new events. A new career or work schedule, a new romance or even a desire to become more involved with your kids can trigger the need for changes.

These are just a few examples. The specific reasons for revisiting your custody arrangements will be unique to your family. Remember, the goal is to create an arrangement that prioritizes your child’s best interests and fosters a stable and supportive environment for them to thrive in.

Having experienced legal guidance can help you explore your options under Texas law. They can also aid in preparing your paperwork and petitioning the court for custody modifications.