Child Custody Modification Lawyers

As your family grows and changes, your custody and support orders may need to change in order to reflect your current situation. Our experienced attorneys can help you obtain a modification tailored to the needs of you and your children.

At Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith, P.C., our attorneys help families throughout Pennsylvania obtain modifications for child support and child custody. Whether your financial situation has changed or you are considering a relocation, we can help. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about how the recent changes to child support and child custody laws affect our clients. The recent legislative changes impact initial determinations as well as modifications.

Child Support Modifications

In order to obtain a modification to your current child support order, there must be a change in circumstances. The change in financial circumstances could be for you personally or for the other parent or the children. Situations which may necessitate a modification of your child support order include the following:

  • Job loss
  • Inability to work after job injury
  • Child’s development of special needs
  • Private school tuition
  • Additional medical expenses
  • Child care costs

Child Custody Modifications In Pennsylvania

If for any reason, your current custody order is not in your child’s best interest, our lawyers can help you modify the order. Like child support orders, child custody orders require a change in circumstance to merit a modification. It could be as simple as a change in a work schedule that does not allow a parent to be there for the children as necessary or a problem with drugs and alcohol. Situations that could lead to a modification include:

  • Drug addiction
  • DUI(s)
  • Child endangerment
  • Change in work schedule
  • Change in residence or school district
  • Relocation

Child custody and support modifications are also a necessary part of parental relocation. Whether you have primary, shared or partial custody, your current order will be significantly altered by your relocation or the relocation of the other parent.

Contact Our Child Custody Modification Attorneys

If your family has changed significantly since the time of your divorce or separation, you want to be able to make the appropriate modifications to reflect those changes. From our offices in Wyomissing, Lancaster and Lebanon, our attorneys are ready to help you come up with a plan that works. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. Call 610-685-8000 to speak with an attorney now.