Modification refers to the process of altering an existing court order, and it involves initiating a new legal case. Modifying a court order can be a highly intricate procedure, necessitating specific conditions to be met before a modification request can be filed. Various circumstances may prompt individuals to seek a modification from the court, with the most common issues arising in family law matters being Child Custody, Child Visitation, and Child Support. It’s important to note that issues related to property division or debt allocation typically cannot be modified unless there are compelling reasons such as coercion, fraud, or duress.
Modifications often become relevant after a divorce when the circumstances of one or both parents undergo significant changes. These changes may encompass shifts in lifestyle, living conditions, or other factors that render one parent’s home unsuitable for a minor child. Additionally, a parent might be contemplating a move out of state, or there could be substantial fluctuations in income.
These scenarios represent just a few examples of situations that may necessitate a reevaluation and potential modification of the terms established during the divorce. Some of the frequently addressed issues during modifications include:
- Change of custody
- Alterations in visitation arrangements
- Adjustments in child support amounts
- Modifications in alimony payments
- Imposition of supervised visitation
If you find yourself in a situation requiring modification, and you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact Dreyer Law for a free consultation. We are committed to providing you with comprehensive guidance and will take the time to discuss the changed circumstances you’re facing, along with the available legal options to address them. Your peace of mind is our priority.
Please remember, this article is merely meant for guidance and information purposes. It is NOT intended as legal advice nor does it establish attorney/client relationship or privilege.