Modification of Court Orders

When a relationship ends, the parties may continue to have financial and other obligations to one another and to their children for years.  As time passes and circumstances change, court orders concerning child custody, visitation, child support, and alimony may no longer fit the needs of your family.  As children get older, educational needs change, or a person's employment or financial position change, it is often necessary to modify existing court orders.

Either party may move for a change, or modification, to an existing court order for custody, visitation, child support, or alimony.  The moving party must be prepared to demonstrate that there has been a material change in the parties' circumstances.

Our family law attorneys can help assess the availability of a modification in your particular circumstances, and assist you in preparing and filing a complaint or agreement for modification.  In some instances, it may be possible to negotiate an acceptable Agreement for Modification, either before or after the filing of a Complaint for Modification, avoiding the time and expense of a contested hearing.

In addition to traditional litigation, our licensed family law mediators can work with both parties to find an equitable and respectful resolution to the need for changes in a child support, visitation, or support order.


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