A party seeking an endangerment-based modification of custody must show:
(1) the circumstances of the child or custodian have changed since the existing custody order was filed;
(2) modification would serve the child’s best interests;
(3) the child’s present environment endangers his physical health, emotional health, or emotional development; and,
(4) the benefits of the change outweigh its detriments with respect to the child.
Depending on the circumstances, custody may also be modified if a child has been integrated into the non-custodial parents home with the consent of the custodial parent. Any one of our experienced family law attorneys can help you navigate the custody process.