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Child Custody Modifications

Child custody decisions are based on the child's needs and the ability of parents to care for them, as determined by agreement of the parents or as ordered by a judge. But children's needs (and their parents' ability to provide adequate care) sometimes change after child custody is ordered, which is why courts allow parents to petition for custody modification. This section provides an overview of custody modification -- how the process works, as well as articles and resources pertaining to state relocation laws. Find out how courts handle out-of-state moves with children, the common reasons for modifying the terms of a custody order, how custody orders relate to child support and more.

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