Changing custody


#1

Once a divorce is final, and a custody schedule is set, what is the process for changing it? If, for example, there is an agreement of 50/50 and the schedule dictates Monday-Monday, but it is easier for the parents to do 2/2/5. What is that process?


#2

If you and your ex agree, the schedule can be changed by mutual consent.
If not the party who wishes to change the schedule must prove that there has been a substantial change in circumstances which affects the best interests of the children and warrants a change in the schedule.


#3

Was the custody schedule set by a separation agreement or is it part of a court order?