Legal Information: District of Columbia
Updated: December 27, 2016
Can I change my custody order?
You or the other parent can ask the judge to terminate (end) or modify (change) your custody order (or the judge can do it on his/her own if appropriate). In order to change (or terminate) a custody order, you have to prove that there has been a “material and substantial change in circumstances” and that changing or terminating the custody order would be in the child’s best interest.1
1 D.C. Code § 16-914(f)
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