Child custody agreements are legal arrangements that dictate how parents will share parenting responsibilities after a divorce or separation. These agreements are meant to be comprehensive and long-lasting, but there are situations where they may need to be modified. In California, there are several reasons why child custody agreements may be modified.
In this article, we will explore the top reasons why child custody agreements are modified in California, including changes in the child’s needs, relocation, changes in the parent’s work schedules, parental alienation, abuse or neglect, and voluntary modification. Understanding these reasons can help parents navigate the process of modifying their custody agreement legally and appropriately to ensure the best interests of the child are met.