The courts consider many factors in deciding where an ECE, Established Custodial Environment is. They also look at the surrounding circumstances when deciding whether a change is in order.
Recently, a court looked at the situation where the children had been living with the father, eventhough there was a previous determination as to where the ECE was. The Judgment gave physical custody to the mother. However, after a finding of abuse by Child Protective Services, the children went to live with the father. There was no immediate change of custody with the divorce case.
A few years later, father a motion to change custody based on the present living situation. The court found that it did not need to review all custody factors because there was a new established custody environment created by the reality of the situation. The court granted the change in the custody order based on accurate and relevant evidence.
If you are thinking about making a request for a custody change, or have any issues to review, we will discuss your case during a free consultation. Contact the Law Office of Eugene Lumberg and Eric S. Lumberg to schedule your meeting.
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