As your life changes, your divorce decree may need to be updated to reflect those changes. A post-decree modification is an important legal solution that can help you avoid problems that come with missing payments or taking your visitation schedule into your own hands. More importantly, it can help you meet your obligations to your ex-spouse and children.
Courts understand that circumstances change and will generally change divorce orders as well, assuming a legitimate need exists and is properly presented to the court. Examples include a change in employment, a move to another city, a health problem, or changes in visitation patterns. These are just a few reasons to seek a modification of existing court orders.
In order for a modification to be approved by the court, either party must show that a significant change in circumstances has made it difficult or impossible to meet the current obligations.
Some common reasons individuals may seek a post-decree modification include:
Whether you are a parent looking to modify your current custody or support arrangement, or you are looking to contest your co-parent’s petition, we can help. The laws in this area are very specific, so seeking knowledgeable legal advocacy is important. We can explain the modifications process and your legal options. At all times, we stay focused on what is most important—the needs and interests of you and your children.
To learn more about your legal options for seeking a child custody modification, contact us online or call us at (951) 666-5191. We're here to help you.