Custody changes

  • Non-custodian has a new job requiring them to be gone multiple overnight irregular days/weeks at a time, leaving child with new spouse only. Custody agreement based on old job & hours, and intended for visitation time to be spent with non-custodian. Non-custodian deceptively changed jobs immediately after the agreement was made.
  • is a new job with theses hours considered “change of circumstance” to a judge? agreement is part of custody order. What is the likelihood for a judge to award more time to primary custodian? The non-custodian has a very large portion of physical custody.
  • what is the best way to prove job hours & wages if non-custodian is self-employed and not truthful?

also the child is very young…

A new job is certainly grounds to seek a modification, especially considering the job requires frequent travel. There are many ways in which you can get an idea of your spouse’s income. You can request w-2s, bank statements, and pay-stubs through discovery. Sometimes the use of an expert, such as a forensic accountant or CPA, is used to determine income in complicated cases.