Post-Divorce Modification in Roseville, CA
Roseville Modification Attorney
With around half of the marriages in the United States ending in a divorce,
there are many people that have large areas of their lives defined by
Divorce can touch the rights and time you have with:
- Your children
- Your financial situation
- And more
Divorce can hit hard and it is important to be properly represented by a
Roseville family law attorney from our team. Even after a divorce has been finalized there can be issues
that arise. The terms of a divorce may be decided upon by the couple or
Looking to modify the terms of your divorce in Roseville?
Send us a message online to schedule a consultation with our Roseville modification lawyer!
They are given with the purpose of setting guidelines for how future situations
will be carried out. They are essentially to offer guidance and greater
ease by having a standard to follow. The terms can become irrelevant however
when the situation changes and the lives of the two parties are different
than they were at the time their marriage ended.
This is the case for many couples that years after their divorce are no
longer living the same lives that they once were. In these situations,
it may be warranted for a post-judgment modification to be sought.
What Is Post-Divorce Modification?
A modification is a legal change that goes through the court.
It may be used for:
Either party can seek it and it can work in both ways for those that want
to increase their custody rights or receive more payment, and those that
are looking to decrease the amount they pay or have the other parent take
How to Change the Terms of a Divorce Legally
It is always best to make a change legally and go through the court to
gain their approval. Many individuals attempt to take the matter into
their own hands or they may come to an agreement with their former spouse.
Even with the word of the other party, you always want to make the change
legally to ensure that you are protected and they cannot later go back
on the agreement.
When the two parties that are involved are able to agree on the changes
and present this change to the court, there is a greater chance that the
court will choose to approve it. However, even if you and your former
spouse are unable to agree on the modification, that does not mean that
it cannot still be pursued. The court will evaluate the details that are
brought before them and will assess if they believe there is a change
in circumstances that is significant enough for the change to be allowed.
Spousal Support & Child Support Modification
A change may be the loss of a job that prevents a party from being able
to make high payments for spousal support. For those that pay child support,
the other spouse may have a change in their income or the needs of the
child that can make it acceptable for an increase or decrease of child
support payments to be made.
Child Custody Modification
Custody can also be modified by the court if they agree that a parent should
be granted further access and rights to their children, or if those rights
should be limited. A post-divorce modification is a great opportunity
to make things the way they should be and offer a means of change in the
set legal terms of a divorce. By making the change legally it will also
mean your spouse has to adhere to the terms and that enforcement can be
sought if they fail to.
Find out more by
contacting our firm online and speaking with a skilled
Roseville modification attorney!