Once there is a "temporary court order" for "physical and legal" custody granted to one parent (mother) on a 5-year-old, what are the chances that the Court would reverse the order in favor of the other parent for custody after the divorce is final?
You need to consult an attorney in your jurisdiction as custody guidelines vary from state to state. Once a court establishes a custodial arrangement, it is difficult to reverse the order in favor of the other parent. You would need to show a change of circumstance to demonstrate to the Court why it would be in the best interests of your child to reverse the order and the longer the order is in place the harder it is to reverse the order.
Tiffany A. McFarland is a Senior Attorney and Litigation Manager with Cordell & Cordell, P.C. in the Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri offices. Ms. McFarland practices exclusively in the area of domestic relations.
Tiffany is licensed in the state of Missouri and the state of Kansas and is certified as a Guardian ad Litem.