Your son’s adolescence and the problems he may be experiencing probably don’t fall under the state’s definition of a “change in circumstances” for the purposes of child custody.
Typically, a change in circumstance is understood to be a change in the parent’s life, such as a move, financial hardships or windfalls, and similar.
That said, if your child is exhibiting behavioral problems and you believe that you can exert a stabilizing effect, it may be worth pursuing a modification to allow for more time with your son.
If there are specific changes in the home where he’s living, those may rise to the level of a change in circumstances.
But even if he’s exploring normal boundary testing appropriate for his age, you may still have options.
To learn how to play a greater role in your son’s life, call the Buffalo child support attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation.