While there is a preference for equal custody, it is not always possible and when custody starts off as equal there may be reasons to request a change in custody later. Three of the most common situations that we see come up are discussed below.
An Ex Parte Custody Order is an action filed with the Court by a parent without informing the other parent. These types of orders are called “ex parte” and are only temporary and will expire at the formal hearing when both parents have the chance to present evidence to the Court.
There are certain situations or circumstances when a custodial parent, the parent having custody of the child, may petition the Court to modify the child support order.