Keep in mind that if custody of the child is part of a court decision the aspiring parent must apply to amend the custody order. If both parties agree to the amendment, they can submit it for judge approval. This is called the approval decision, which is often the best approach. Child care is not always set in stone. If the parents separate or divorce, you can get a first custody order for the child, which defines the custody system. However, if circumstances change, the court may change the order at any time until the child is 18 years old. If you have a child care order that does not work for you or your children, you may need to change it. Unfortunately, you can`t just unilaterally decide that you no longer like the order, even if you originally accepted the order (as most parents do). The good news is that, under certain circumstances, you can apply for a change in child care in North Carolina. Here`s what you need to know: If you`re considering a change in circumstances, the court is looking to see if the change is both significant and affects the child. North Carolina is not asking for a substantial change in circumstances to be negative, it could also be positive.
For example, a parent who has addiction problems in the past has been able to show positive changes in their living conditions, by being clean and having housing, to ask the court to change their visitation or custody regime. In reviewing the case, the Court of Appeal found that Darlene and her new husband were affecting the child`s relationship with her father. They deliberately insulted Edward in front of his son. At the court level, it was found that Darlene and her husband`s actions adversely affected the welfare of the child and, on the basis of the Court of Appeal decision, if interference with the visitation adversely affected the child`s well-being, the court could conclude that a change of custody would be warranted. If a custodial custody order is already in place, parties seeking a change in custody rights must provide the court with evidence of substantial changes and substantial changes in circumstances. If the court is satisfied with such a change in circumstances, it may consider such a change to be the happiest interest of the child. This process discourages frequent changes that can have negative effects on the child.