Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case
Modification of child custody orders in Indiana, as well as in many other states, typically requires evidence of some material change in circumstances. That is, something is substantially different to such an extent that reconsideration of the previous order is necessary.
Gary child custody attorneys know that some general examples of a material change include:
- The changing needs of the child;
- Whether a parent has properly overseen the child's physical, social and educational development;
- Whether a parent has the ability or inability to care for, supervise and spend time with the child;
- Whether a parent has the financial means and capacity to provide for the child;
- Whether a parent has decided or must move to a new, much farther location.
These could involve things like moral misconduct, interference with the child's relationship with the other parent or conviction of a crime.