A modification is the process of changing an existing court order. Modifications most frequently occur in regards to child support obligations, visitation, and custody. After a divorce, court orders regarding child custody and spousal support are final and binding. Typically, they may be modified if there is a substantial change in circumstances for either party.
Modifications are based upon a change in circumstances that have arisen since the order was entered by the court. Although the parties to the order may change the order by agreement, the only way to legally change the order is to seek a modification.
CHANGES IN CIRCUMSTANCES:
- Change of employment or loss of a job
- Incidents of domestic violence
- Debilitating illness or injury
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If you believe a modification is necessary, please contact our office and set up a free initial consultation and we can discuss the process of having the court order changed to better suit your needs.