I would think that may be considered a change in circumstance. There are issues with single parent family? Then the other household may be more stable. No knowing the circumstances surrounding this question, I would say to speak with an attorney to see if it’s worth pursuing in court.
Greetings. A remarriage alone may not be a substantial change in circumstances. The remaining issues in the other parent’s household, along with the remarriage, may be sufficient to be a substantial change in circumstances.
My suggestion is to speak with an attorney and get the answer directly based on the facts of your situation. Thank you and good luck.
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Would a remarriage of either parent be considered a change in circumstances that would benefit the child, for example, being able to live with parent and step-parent as opposed to 1 parent, especially if there are issues in the one-parent family?