Now that some time has passed, are you interested in modifying your divorce decree or child custody agreement? That’s where modifications in family law come in. Here are the basics of how they can help your family.
Some things that are subject to modification include:
- Financial obligations including child and spousal support
- Child custody agreements
- Visitation schedules
- Property division if there are previously unknown assets
Reasons for Modifications
The most common reasons for a request for modifications in family law include:
- Situation changes including financial changes that make it difficult for one party to make child support payments
- Financial changes that create difficulties for the parent with primary custody to support the child or children
- Circumstances that put the child or children’s stability in jeopardy, such as parental illness or inability to provide adequate care and support
- When one parent wishes to relocate
How to Make the Modifications
Things change in marriages that lead to divorce, and things change after a divorce leading to the need for modifications to agreements. Though the agreements may have made sense several years ago, they might not work for everyone anymore. Requesting and implementing the changes generally requires more than just a conversation but often requires an order by the court.
If your family would benefit from family law modifications, you don’t have to navigate the process on your own. Contact the knowledgeable family law team at McCutchen and McLean, LLC for the legal services and assistance you need to support the needs of you and your family.