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Parenting Plan Modification

In the years after a divorce or separation, life circumstances often change–and sometimes dramatically so. That change of circumstances may require a modification of an existing parenting plan. For example, custody arrangements that worked when children were very young may be unsustainable when they are older and have different needs. Other times, a parent may need to relocate for work or to be closer to family, requiring a new schedule to accommodate the move.

Experienced, Reliable Legal Guidance If Your Circumstances Have Changed

When material changes in circumstances justify changing a parenting plan order, it is necessary to promptly file a well-prepared petition that explains the basis for the modification to bolster your position and your chance of success.

At Sobieski, Messer & Elledge, we advise and represent people throughout the greater Knoxville area who need to make changes to an existing order as well as those who are on the receiving end of a petition that requests to make such changes. You can turn to us for:

  • A thorough evaluation of your specific situation and all factors the court may consider when considering a modification of parenting schedule, holidays, child support, or other co-parenting issues.
  • Clear, honest counsel on your likelihood of success with a modification action, including any potential risks and repercussions.
  • Effective and unyielding representation advocate for you and your position in court.

Changing a Parenting Plan in Tennessee

Despite the “permanent” in permanent parenting plan, every parenting plan order can in fact be changed if there has been a material change in circumstances that affects your children’s best interest.

According to Tennessee law section 36-6-101, a material change of circumstance for purposes of modification of a residential parenting schedule may include significant changes in the needs of the child over time, which may include changes relating to age; significant changes in the parent’s living or working condition that significantly affect parenting; failure to adhere to the parenting plan; or other circumstances making a change in the residential parenting time in the best interest of the child.

For prompt attention regarding a modification of your parenting plan, we encourage you to contact us today to speak with one of our experienced divorce and family law attorneys and to schedule a consultation.

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