A court order must be followed until it is modified.
Generally speaking child custody/parenting plans/visitation can always be modified by the Court based on the best interests of the child. However, grounds for modification must include a change in circumstances that significantly impacts the best interests of the child. Neglect and abuse will suffice as may a change in the preference of a 7 year old.
Age is not the only factor that is considered by the court. Typically, the court will take into consideration the maturity of the child and the child's reasons for requesting the change. Abuse and neglect are valid reason for seeking the modification.
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