After a divorce, there are often issues that will need to be modified as life situations change. Child support or spousal support, for instance, may need to be adjusted as parties outgrow previously set agreements. At the Law Office of Jennifer L. King, our staff works diligently to make sure that you are well served, whatever your modification process. We can help you determine whether your case meets the criteria to move forward and guide you through the requisite court proceedings.
Some possible reasons to request a post-divorce modification:
- Child Custody and Visitation. If you or the other parent’s life situation has changed, there may be a reason to alter the original custody and visitation schedule. This may include different work schedules or other variables that necessitate a major change. In a case where an ex-spouse or their significant other poses a danger to your child, such as abuse or drug allegations, it is important to seek legal remedy immediately.
- Child Support. In a case where the child support payer loses a job or suffers unforeseen financial strain, he/she might petition to have the child support payments altered to reflect his/her current income. Similarly, if the ex-spouse receives a substantial raise, you might seek to have the amount of support increased.
- Spousal Support. For those paying spousal support, the amount might be modified after a set amount of time or eliminated entirely.
- Enforcement. If you have been awarded support but the other party has not been paying, we can help you find remedies to enforce the awarded payment in a timely manner.
If your life situation has changed or you believe that support payments should be changed, contact our office today.