Getting through the divorce process is difficult. Living with some of the terms after the fact can be even harder for individuals in Louisiana. Child custody, for example, is one of those things with which you may struggle. Maybe the initial order felt fine at the time, but now it is not working, or maybe you were not happy with your current arrangement from the get-go and have been on a mission to change it ever since. No matter why you want your child custody terms adjusted, legal counsel can assist you in taking the steps necessary to seek the desired changes.
There are two ways to achieve a custody modification in the state of Louisiana. First, the courts would like to see parents work out a new arrangement on their own -- if at all possible. If parents cannot agree on new terms, the matter can be taken to court for review.
To be honest, family law courts are not going to approve every modification request that they receive. If you wish to adjust your custody agreement, you need to have a really good reason for doing so. The court will hear your argument for the change and your ex's argument against it, and then decide what arrangement would best suit the affected child's best interests.
Fighting for new child custody terms that you believe will work for your family can be challenging, especially if your case ends up going to court. Thankfully, you do not have to pursue the modification on your own. Legal counsel can assist you in negotiating new terms with your ex or presenting your case in a Louisiana family court for review. To learn more about how an attorney can help you with your child custody issues, please take a moment and visit our firm's website.