After a divorce has been finalized, or after a judgment or order on other family law relief is entered, modifications may need to be made for various reasons. For example, support might need to be modified if one of the parties has experienced a financial hardship, gets a new job with more income, or remarries, and child custody might need to be modified if one parent needs to relocate, or if an employment change makes one parent unable to be with the children during the custodial times allotted to that parent in the order or judgment, or if an employment change gives that parent more available time to be with the children..
At LLM Family Law, our team understands the ever-changing circumstances that can give rise to the need for modifications. Our team is highly experienced and skilled in helping clients obtain or prevent a change to your family law judgment or order.
California law generally allows courts to modify a final support and custody order only if a significant change in circumstances has occurred since the order was entered.
The court cannot modify a final order if the only ground for modification is that one of the parties believes it was unfair. Instead, the party seeking modification must prove facts that are legally sufficient to support the modification, which usually includes a showing of significantly changed circumstances.
These are just a few examples of changed circumstances that might support a modification of support:
If you believe that your family court order or judgment needs to be reviewed and you think that you qualify for a modification, you should contact our team. LLM Family Law is highly experienced in bringing and opposing requests for modifications. Contact us to speak with a family lawyer about filing a request for modification.
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