Modifications of Orders
Changing Custody & Support Orders in Orange County
A major change in one’s life may warrant a change in existing court
orders related to custody or support. When this occurs, it is important
to work with an attorney who can help you take the appropriate steps to
legally modify the order or orders. A verbal agreement or a change without
your ex-spouse’s knowledge could backfire, negatively impacting
your financial situation and time with your children. In extreme cases,
criminal charges could even be filed against you.
Moshtael Family Law delivers quality legal representation and caring, personalized
service in modifications of orders and all areas of divorce and family
law. Our Orange County divorce lawyers know what is at stake in these
situations, and we utilize our resources and our knowledge to develop
winning strategies that help you achieve your goals in modifying or challenging
modifications to an existing court order.
Whether you need help requesting a modification or defending yourself against
such a request, you can find experienced legal counsel in the team at
Moshtael Family Law. Call today!
Reasons for Modification
Typically, the Courts will look for a change in circumstances that is substantial
enough to justify a modification. If children are involved, their best
interests will also be given considerable importance, as a modification
should not degrade conditions for a child or harm him/her in any way.
That is why it is so important for your lawyer to prepare a clear and
persuasive case on your behalf to request a modification or challenge
a requested modification.
The following are examples of circumstances that may warrant a change of
spousal support, visitation, or
- Significant increase or decrease in income
- Job loss
- Significant changes in the amount of time a child spends with each parent
- A change in the child’s medical or educational needs
Learn more about modifications and see how a family law attorney at our
firm can assist you. Call us at today – we offer a
free consultation to help you get started!