A temporary custody agreement is a written agreement between the parents of a child that establishes which parent will have primary physical custody of the child during a specific period of time. This type of agreement is often used when one parent needs to relocate for a short period of time, such as for work or military deployment.
It is important to note that a temporary custody agreement is not the same as a permanent custody order issued by a court. A temporary custody agreement can be modified or revoked by either parent at any time, whereas a court-ordered custody arrangement can only be changed by petitioning the court and proving that there has been a material change in circumstances.
If you are considering entering into a temporary custody agreement with the other parent of your child, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney to ensure that the agreement is in compliance with state law and properly reflects the best interests of your child.
How Can a Temporary Custody Agreement Be Beneficial?
There are several benefits of entering into a temporary custody agreement, including:
- Allowing the child to remain in their current school district and with their friends
- Reducing the amount of stress and disruption in the child’s life
- Avoiding the need for a more formal and costly court proceeding
A temporary custody agreement can also be an opportunity for parents to explore different parenting arrangements on a trial basis to see what works best for their family before making any permanent changes.
If you have questions about temporary custody agreements or any other aspect of family law, please contact our office to speak with an experienced attorney.
How Long Does a Temporary Custody Agreement Last?
The duration of a temporary custody agreement will be determined by the parents and can last for any length of time that they agree to. However, it is important to keep in mind that a temporary custody arrangement may become permanent if circumstances dictate.
If you are considering entering into a temporary custody agreement, please contact our office to speak with an experienced attorney who can help ensure that your rights and interests are protected.
When Should I Hire a Lawyer?
If you are considering entering into a short-term custody arrangement, you should contact an experienced family law attorney. An attorney can assist you in ensuring that the arrangement is valid under state legislation and represents your child’s best interests.
If you have questions about temporary custody agreements or any other aspect of family law, please contact our office to speak with an experienced attorney by calling 508-571-5452 today.