Modifications to Divorce Orders
Legal Guidance from Our Divorce Lawyers in Scottsdale
No matter how much time and effort goes into crafting a settlement agreement
and how hard you pursue a divorce decree that is in your favor, modifications
may be necessary later down the road. Life changes are unavoidable and
often unforeseeable. When these changes do occur, you can speak with our
Scottsdale divorce attorneys for the representation you need. We have more than 130 years of combined
experience fighting for the rights of our clients.
Court orders remain in effect until they are changed or modified. In order
to modify a court order and make it legally enforceable, a formal modification
must be presented to the court. Modifications of court orders do take
time, so it is best to start the process early to avoid additional frustration.
Whether you need to make changes to
child support, or another family law matter, ensure that you receive approval prior
to taking action.
The following are possible reasons that a court order may need to be modified:
- Your child turns 18 years old and graduates from high school
- Your ex-spouse remarries
- You require a larger payment to care for your child's needs
- You need to have the payment amount increased because of job loss
- You need to have the payment amount reduced because of job loss
Modifications for Support
In many cases, our clients require modifications after a spousal support
or child support decree is made. Whether you are on the receiving or giving
end of a support, you may need to request a change to support yourself
and / or your children. Our firm can also help you petition for the termination
of support. This may be an option if your child has emancipated or if
your ex-spouse remarries.
Modifications for Child Custody or Visitation
Another common modification request concerns child custody and visitation
rights. Whether the custodial parent must relocate or a non-custodial
parent wishes to petition for shared custody, our firm can help you submit
Work with Our Scottsdale Divorce Attorneys
Many times, the other party fails to do what he or she is ordered to do
by the court. Despite repeated requests, the person may simply ignore
the orders. In such a case, it is important to
contact our experienced Scottsdale lawyers for help with enforcement of court orders or modifications to court orders.
No matter what type of modification is necessary, we can guide you through
each step to obtain and enforce it. Our firm is prepared to help you navigate
this difficult issue, so call today to schedule a free 1/2 hour consultation.