Q: It was suggested to get my custody court transcript “So Ordered” by the custody judge.
Before going into my custody court session, we had agreed to a CS modification as part of the deal. during the session the opposing attorney stated that CS modification agreement and it got in the transcript. they are now fighting that agreement.
A CS judge denied my request for modification stating I didn’t meet the ‘substantial change in circumstance’ despite the agreement being on the record/in the transcript (in the custody court).
Would a So Ordered transcript qualify as a substantial change in circumstance?
A: The short answer is “no.” Merely because a statement is put on the record in a related proceeding does not necessarily meet the standard of “change of circumstances.” One would need to know the factual basis for the change. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.