Protecting the best interests of the children and one's parental rights does not stop when a divorce is final. Missouri parents, even after working hard to put emotions aside and draft a beneficial parenting plan and child custody order, may find that changes need to be made. Life goes on after divorce, and sometimes life changes dictate the need for a modification to an existing custody order.
One of the most frequently cited reasons for a modification is remarriage. When one or both parents remarry, it can change the dynamics of a home, and what was once workable and practical may no longer be functional. Children adapt to changes, but sometimes, it is in the best interests of all parties involved to rethink the terms of a visitation and parenting schedule.