It’s very common for parents to be unhappy with the child custody agreement that is in place. Child custody agreements are designed to be in the best interests of the child based on the situation. Therefore, parents usually have to make compromises, and they will possibly be unhappy with some of the compromises that they have been forced to make.

If the current child custody arrangement is not working for you and your family, you may be wondering whether you can make a request for modification. You will only have the chance of successfully making a modification to the child custody arrangement if there has been a tangible change of circumstances since the last arrangement was made.

It’s important to make sure that your request for modification will be successful before filing. The following are some situations in which a request for a child custody modification will likely be successful.

When you believe that your child is in danger

If you have reason to believe that your child is being abused when in the care of the other parent or if you think that domestic violence may be taking place in that household, the courts will want to ensure the safety of your child immediately.

When you know the modification would be in the best interests of your child

If you can easily show that the modification would greatly benefit your child, it is very likely that you will be successful in your endeavor.

It is important that you do not delay action if you want to request a modification on your child’s custody arrangement in Missouri.