Helping You Modify Your Divorce Decree
Life rarely remains stagnant and, in many cases, its changes are so great that they might even warrant a modification of your divorce decree to accommodate them. Generally, courts will only consider a modification of child support, child custody, or spousal support. Unless you can prove fraud, however, it is highly unlikely a judge will consider property division modifications. At Law Office of Neda Aguirre, APC in Temecula, our experienced family law team will guide you through the process of modifying your divorce decree and help you obtain the best possible results.
Child Custody Modifications
There are numerous reasons why one might need to modify the child custody order. If your co-parent ignores and frequently violates the court order or one or both of your circumstances substantially changed, a judge might consider modifying your arrangement.
Here are some changes a judge might consider in such cases:
- A parent is moving to another state
- A parent changed jobs and works longer hours
- The children are academically struggling under the other parent’s care
- The children’s current living situation is unsafe
- A parent is not complying with the child custody order
When Can Child Support Be Modified?
A parent’s financial situation can also change, making it impossible to comply with the child support order. You must request a modification as soon as possible. If you stop making payments or do not make them in full, you will still be responsible for them, so do not hesitate to discuss it with your former spouse and take the matter to court. Additionally, if you are the receiving parent, you can request an increase in child support payments.
Here are some circumstances in which a judge will consider a modification of child support:
- The needs of the children changed
- The paying parent’s income increased
- A parent became disabled
- A parent is responsible for the support of a new child
- A parent involuntarily took a pay cut or lost a job
- A parent is incarcerated
Spousal Support Modification
Spousal support, also referred to as alimony, can also be modified under certain circumstances. In some cases, it might even be automatically terminated.
Below are some changes in circumstances that might warrant a modification of the spousal support order:
- If the receiving party remarries, it will automatically terminate spousal support. If the receiving party lives with a new romantic partner, the payee can request a termination or reduction of spousal support.
- If the payee becomes disabled and can no longer work, spousal support might be modified.
- If the payee involuntarily loses a job or experiences an involuntary decrease in income, spousal support might be modified
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If you wish to pursue a post-divorce modification, reach out to the team at Law Office of Neda Aguirre, APC in Temecula for the skilled legal guidance you need to achieve your goals. We are committed to client satisfaction and will provide the care and attention you deserve.
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