Do I Need a Child Custody Attorney to Modify My Parenting Plan?

When the parents of a minor child do not live together, either as a result of divorce or because they were never married to begin with, a Parenting Plan is typically required to be submitted and approved by a court to ensure that the child has continuing contact with both parents, among other purposes. Once a Parenting Plan is in place, the terms of the plan become orders of the court, meaning both parents are legally bound by the terms unless and until a court changes them. Circumstances, however, can change after a Parenting Plan is entered. The change in circumstances may warrant a change to the Parenting Plan. If you find that a change needs to be made to your Parenting Plan you may be wondering if you need a child custody attorney to modify the Parenting Plan. While the law does not require you to hire an attorney to help you modify your Parenting Plan, there are a number of reasons why having an attorney on your side is a wise decision. What Is In a Parenting Plan? A Parenting P


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