Colorado Post-Divorce And Child Support Modification Lawyer
Once an initial divorce or other family law case ends, the agreements and court orders that result from that process are entered and are now legally binding. However, this does not mean that they are set in stone. It is possible to secure the modification of a post-divorce order like those governing child support, child custody or alimony (commonly known as spousal support).
To learn more about modification of child support or other post-divorce issues, contact an attorney at our Woodland Park office or our Colorado Springs office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Some of the issues that are frequently modified include:
- Child support (increased or decreased due to a substantial change in circumstances of one of the parents)
- Child custody and visitation (to allow more or less time with a parent)
- Alimony/spousal support (increased or decreased, depending on the needs of the parties and the ability to pay)
- Arrears of child support and/or spousal support (collecting past due amounts)
All of these modifications must be shown to be in the best interests of the children and the parties before the modification can be completed.
One type of modification that is often contested is relocation. A relocation modification follows the request of one parent to move out of state with the children. Before any modification can take place, however, the relocation must be justified due to a parent getting remarried, seeking a new job or dealing with another situation that requires him or her to move out of state. After receiving an application for a modification, the judge will then weigh the relocation request against the best interests of the children and make a determination on whether it should be granted or not.
In addition to modification and enforcement issues, our firm handles a wide range of family law matters, including adoptions, domestic violence issues, second marriage issues, spousal maintenance and property division. We can also handle modifications and other family law issues for clients who live out of our area but have local matters.
For more information about your child custody, alimony or child support modification, contact Family Law Group to schedule an initial consultation. We are available to meet with you at your business or other location convenient to you.