Modification of Orders
When you get divorced or have a custody case in California, the court will issue orders regarding a variety of issues including property division, child custody arrangements, and financial support. While some judgments are settled right away, others may require that you abide by the court order for months or years to come.
Court orders are based on your circumstances at the time the order was issued and the terms of the order will not automatically change just because your circumstances have changed. If you or your former spouse experience a significant life change, it may be necessary to seek a modification of the court order. This can be a complex process, so it is important to have an experienced Orange County and LA County family law attorney representing you and your best interests.
Child Custody Modifications
Many factors can make an existing custody arrangement impractical or even impossible. Schedules can change and so can your child’s needs and preferences. In some situations, both parents may recognize the need for a change in the custody arrangement. In such cases, your attorney can help you negotiate a new arrangement that makes more sense with the other parent. You will then have to submit the new arrangement to the court for approval and issuance of a modified order.
If you cannot agree on a new arrangement or one of you is fighting the modification altogether, the request for a modification will be submitted directly to the court. The court will then determine whether or not a modification is in the best interest of the child. Our law firm can assist you in presenting your arguments to the court.
Modification of Support Orders
Financial situations can change due to a job loss or new position, a new child, a new marriage, an illness, or other circumstances. If you either want to reduce the amount you pay in support or want to increase the amount of support you receive, you will need to request a modification from the court. You will have to prove that either you or the other party experienced a substantial change in circumstances for a modification to be considered. The court will then determine an appropriate amount of support based on the new circumstances. Our attorneys will fight to protect your rights and interests throughout this process.
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