6 May 2013 0 Comments

Changing or Modifying a Custody Agreement

ShareArriving at a child custody arrangement that is agreeable to both parents and is acceptable to the court is a great challenge.  Child custody is one of the most highly-contested issues in a divorce. Sometimes circumstances drastically change in the years after a divorce.  If significant changes in your situation occur, you may need to […]

30 April 2013 0 Comments

Once the divorce is over and the alimony has been agreed, you’re done. Or are you?

Share While most alimony agreements are considered to be permanent, there are situations which would allow for a modification.   Many life changes, such as loss of a job, health issues, or the inability to pay the alimony, or the change in need for alimony can lead to an alimony  modification. You will need a qualified […]

14 March 2013 0 Comments

Child support can be reduced if your unemployed

ShareChild support is based on the assumption that paying parents have enough income to support both themselves and their children. But what if parents who once could pay support experience a drastically changed economic situation? What if they are now struggling just to support themselves? Child support payments can be modified to reflect a parent’s […]

4 March 2013 0 Comments

Child Custody & Modifying A Court Order

ShareChildren of divorced parents have it tough sometimes, and child custody can be the hardest part of a divorce case to mitigate. Emotions run high, and when one parent’s situation isn’t favorable to a child’s well-being, that parent can be separated from their children even when the bond between them is a very strong one. […]

12 February 2013 0 Comments

Post-judgment modifications

Share Are you attempting to modify an order that the judge made in your divorce proceeding?  Did you know that even after a decision is rendered, you have options for seeking the modification of the order that was established? Modifications are possible in many cases.  Modifications can be sought regarding a variety of prior judgments, […]

14 December 2012 0 Comments

Modifying parenting plan

Share A parenting plan is supposed to make provisions for how the parents share the residential schedule of the children, how they make decisions concerning their children, how they will resolve disputes, and other important issues that will guide the co-parenting relationship. In order to make things easier, the parents could create and agree to […]

11 September 2012 0 Comments

Ending spousal support

Share Were you married for a very long time?  Have you been paying spousal support for a very long time?  Sometimes it is possible to end spousal support. California law allows an individual who is paying spousal support to revisit the issue in order to reduce or eliminate payments.  Even though it feels like it, […]

5 September 2012 0 Comments

Divorce agreement modifications

Share Circumstances have a way of changing on a daily basis, but if they change drastically after your divorce is final, you may need to modify your divorce agreement. Certain types of modifications that might be necessary include, but are not limited to: Child support – When your child reaches the age of majority or […]

15 August 2012 0 Comments

Post-divorce matters

Share Certain issues in a divorce can be modified by a judge after a hearing.  It does not matter if the issues were settled by you and your former spouse or decided by the judge. These issues include: ·     Child custody ·     Child support ·     Spousal support ·     Visitation However, these issues can only be […]

25 July 2012 0 Comments

Child custody/support modification

Share Sometimes circumstances change after your divorce.  You may find that you need to modify the provisions of your divorce because they are no longer working for you. If you are trying to modify an existing custody or support order, you must prove that a significant change in your circumstances has taken place since the […]