Modifications to Court Orders

About Modifications to Court Orders

In many cases, Modifications to Court Orders are necessary after child custody orders have been completed or a divorce decree has been finalized, significant changes in circumstances can occur. This can prompt the necessity of making a modification to the existing terms or court orders. If you find yourself in the position of needing to make a modification to your court orders, an experienced Winter Springs divorce lawyer from our firm can assist you in bringing this action about.

As time goes by and family situations change following a divorce decree, there may be many changes that take place that will warrant a modification to certain elements of court orders including:

  • Child Custody-The courts will modify court orders as much and as often as necessary to ensure that the best interests of the children are being met as situations and circumstances change.
  • Visitation -The courts again will be looking to make sure the children’s needs are being met with regard to visitation by the non-custodial parent.
  • Child Support-Often if child custody agreements are modified this can also prompt a necessity to modify the child support agreement in order to continue to adequately meet the children’s financial needs.
  • Spousal Support-If the employment situations of either or both party changes, it may be possible to receive a change in the amount of monthly alimony payments.

With the help of a knowledgeable attorney from our firm, we can determine if the changes that have occurred will warrant a modification to court orders and how to proceed to effect the modification.

What the Court Looks For

p>Whether or not a modification is granted will be up to the court. If both former spouses are able to come to an agreement as to the type of change that should be made, then having the modification adjusted may be simpler. If a former couple cannot agree, that does not mean that a change will automatically be denied. What the courts main concern will be is if there has been a significant change in circumstances. This will need to be evaluated on a case by cases basis. Depending on what the change is being sought for, the court will look to see if needs of a child have increased, if one of the individuals has lost their job, if there has been a serious illness and other relevant details. If they find that the change is significant enough, they may grant a modification.

Modifications to Support, Custody and Visitation in Winter Springs

At John M. Iriye, P.A. our legal professionals have been assisting clients like you since 1996, including meeting their family law and divorce needs for over 15 years. We take the privilege of representation you very seriously and will make it our top priority to bring a successful outcome to your divorce or family law needs. We understand what difficulties divorce issues can present in your life and will go that extra mile to make the process as stress-free as possible.

Contact a Winter Springs divorce attorney from our firm today to see if you may be able to effect a modification to court orders.