The best chance to receive joint custody is-as already stated-upon a new stipulation between you and your daughter’s mother; assuming the court finds no reason that the agreement is harmful to your child then it will enter that stipulation upon an order.
If, however, that scenario is wishful thinking then, yes, you can petition for custody. Like the poster above wrote, you will need to go and file a modification petition in Family Court. In that petition, you allege 1.) the circumstances that
have changed since you signed the original agreement; and 2.) most importantly, why is the new custody arrangement in your child’s best interest. ‘
Undoubtedly, the shift in your criminal case‘s disposition is a change in circumstances. Still, remember, the legal standard is not centered solely around your circumstances: the court views this change from the perspective of your daughter and her well-being.
- Family Lawyers along with Custody Concerns (oleole.com)
- Divorce , joint custody and Family Law by Flint Divorce Attorney Terry Bankert 235-1970 (occupyflintlegal.wordpress.com)