Modifying Parenting Time

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A request to modify parenting time is generally governed by the “best interests” standard, which is the same legal standard used to establish parenting time arrangements. When modifying parenting time, consideration of a child’s best interest includes a child’s changing developmental needs.

A court may not modify parenting time in a way that would restrict the other parent’s parenting time unless the court finds that the existing parenting time arrangements are:

  1. likely to endanger the child’s physical or emotional health or impair the child’s emotional development; or,
  2. A parent has chronically and unreasonably failed to comply with court-ordered parenting time. 

Of note, A modification of parenting time which increases a parent’s percentage of parenting time to an amount that is between 45.1 to 54.9 percent parenting time is not considered to be a restriction of the other parent’s parenting time.

If you think parenting time may need to be modified, then please contact our office to see how we might be able to assist you.