We know that you probably do not want to go before a judge again or to go through another legal dispute shortly after your divorce is finalized. However, we know that circumstances change and that it may be necessary to seek a modification of an existing support or custody order. If you do experience a significant change in circumstances, such as a job loss or a relocation, we can speak with you about how you begin the process of modifying a support or child custody order.
Generally speaking, we can tell you that it is much easier to modify an order when both parties agree. If you get a job offer and want to move to another city or state, it will be much easier to modify your existing child custody order if the other parent agrees to the relocation or other type of modification. Yet even when parents agree, you will still need to be able to show the court that the modification is in your child’s best interest. In situations in which the other parent will not agree to a modification, we can help you to petition the court. When we go before a judge, we will gather evidence that shows you have experienced a substantial change in circumstances and that the modification you are seeking is in your child’s best interests.
If your needs have changed, we may be able to help you modify your divorce order. However, we want you to keep in mind that courts do not take modifications lightly, and it may not be easy. Our Pasadena divorce lawyers can speak with you today about how we may be able to help.SCHEDULE A CALL