Life is constantly in a state of flux, ever-changing. We may suffer the loss of a job, a reduction in benefits or possibly remarry after divorce. Whether the change in your life is personal or financial, the Law Office of Clifton L. Davidson, LLC can offer assistance in having your maintenance or alimony, child custody, visitation or child support decree modified.
A decree establishing maintenance or alimony, child custody, visitation or child support is based on a particular set of circumstances. When those circumstances change substantially, the decree can be changed to make the arrangement more reasonable and in the best interests of your children. In addition, property division arrangements can also be changed if the circumstances justify a modification. The Law Office of Clifton L. Davidson, LLC has the experience needed with the law and with judges to make an effective argument on your behalf informing the court of your changed circumstances.
Child custody modification actions are brought after a final parenting plan order has been entered in a family law case, such as a divorce or paternity action. The child custody modification action is brought in order to change the parent named as the custodial parent in a parenting plan, who is the parent with whom the children live the majority of the time. A change in child custody is a major parenting plan modification and, generally speaking, must be filed as a separate action. Child custody modifications can occur as a result of an agreement between the parents or as a result of a court’s determination that a change of custody is in the best interests of the child.
Child support may be periodically adjusted to account for changes in circumstances between the parties in a child support modification action. Child support obligations may be modified based on a number of factors including the age of the child(ren), changes in residential schedule, a child wishing to attend college after high school, or changes in the income of one or both parties.
Commons Issues is Post Decree Modifications
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Child Custody / Visitation
- Job loss
- Increase in income
- Geographical relocation
If you believe that your circumstances have changed and you need to modify child custody or support, please contact the Law Office of Clifton L. Davidson, LLC