Post-Decree Modifications in California
Alimony, Child Support, Custody and Visitation Modifications in Marin, Napa, Walnut Creek, and Santa Barbara
Does your child need a different visitation plan for school or health reasons? Has your former spouse received a raise in pay? If circumstances have changed significantly since your child support, spousal support, custody, or visitation order was issued, California courts will consider a request for post-decree modification.
Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, represents individuals before, during, and after divorce. We can help you pursue the post-decree modification you need to reflect the changes in your life. Please give us a call at 415-843-6195 or contact us online to discuss your questions in an initial consultation.
How Will Modifying a Custody or Support Order Affect Your Child?
The family law attorneys at Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, will help you consider all of your legal options, including a variety of parenting plans. We will discuss how each plan will affect your relationship with your child and how it will affect your financial security.
After you have decided how to proceed, we will develop a customized strategy to fit your unique needs, present our arguments in settlement or at trial, and get you the outcome you deserve. If you feel your child is at risk if he or she returns to the other parent’s home, we will request that the court take immediate action while the matter is investigated.
Reasons a Court May Grant a Post-Decree Modification
Post-decree modifications can be ordered by the court for a number of reasons, including:
- Change in income of a spouse or parent
- Change in a child’s needs due to medical expenses, a special class, or an activity
- Your child has grown to a stage where the best interests of the child require a change
- The custodial parent is relocating and a change will allow the child to remain
- The custodial parent is moving, a move-away order has been issued allowing the parent to take the child out of state, and a different custody and visitation arrangement is needed
- School hours, sports, or other activities require a change in the parenting plan.
Need to Modify an Alimony Order?
If the terms of your divorce or dissolution of domestic partnership include a provision for alimony and either you or your ex’s needs or resources have changed significantly since the decree, you may be eligible for modification of the spousal support decree. We can help you take the necessary measures required to petition for a modification of spousal support. Call Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, at 415-843-6195 or contact us online for more information.
Whether you’re reaching your breaking point or needing to modify a pre-existing judgment or agreement, your team at Kaspar & Lugay is ready to help you explore your options and develop a winning strategy.
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