As the ancient philosophers said, "Change is the only constant." Since your original divorce decree was issued, you or your ex-spouse may have experienced significant changes in your life or the lives of your children. In such cases, the California courts realize that modifications to the existing orders are sometimes necessary.
At the law firm Brave, Weber & Mack, APLC, we help individuals in San Diego and the surrounding communities pursue modifications to final orders. We can assist you with:
- Modifications to child custody or visitation: For the court to approve a child custody or visitation modification, you must prove that a significant change in circumstances has occurred. Such changes may include parental relocation, evidence of domestic violence or child abuse, a change in a child's educational needs or other issues.
- Modifications to child support: Unless you modify the current support order, you will still be responsible for making child support payments after the loss of a job, a pay cut or other financial issues. A legal child support modification is necessary even if you have a verbal agreement with the other parent.
- Modifications to spousal support: Before you can reduce or discontinue alimony payments for a long-term marriage, you must obtain approval from the court. In most cases, you can request a modification after a period of time equaling half the length of the former marriage or after a significant change in circumstances.
Consult a Solana Beach Divorce Modification Attorney
Modifying an existing order can be a challenge, so it is wise to have an experienced lawyer to guide you and represent you through every step of the process. To set up a free initial phone consultation with one of our San Diego modifications attorneys, call Brave, Weber & Mack, APLC, at 858-345-2487 or by e-mail to learn more about how we can make the process as smooth and cost-effective as possible.