The NC parent wants to take me to court to change primary care for our 2 kids from me to her, when my daughter turns 12 (in about 3 mos) for no other reason besides spending more time with them. I've been raising them solely since they were 1.5 yrs & 3 mos old where the NC parent had nothing to do with them for at least 5yrs following but has been gradually becoming more involved in the present years. I'm concerned whether or not the court will likely to honor the NC request when I've been raising them since? They still spend every other weekend with NC and time outside that. I was wondering what to expect from you're professional experience?
The court will not change custody without cause, however the court could decide that there is sufficient cause to change or modify custody and/or visitation if the court believes that it is in the best interests of the children to do so. To find out what a judge might do in the county where the original judgment was entered, please schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney who regularly practices in that county. That attorney will be familiar with the judges and how the judges frequently rule in similar cases and can advise you better on what any outcome may be.
The specific facts are different in each individual case, my response is provided for general, informational purposes only and should not be construed as specific advice directed to any individual person. Since I have not had the opportunity to review all the specific facts and any supporting or explanatory documents in this matter, this general opinion should not be relied upon in your specific case. This communication is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship with any specific person and should not be construed to create an attorney-client relationship by any individual.
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