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Modifying Your Court Orders to Reflect Your Changing Circumstances

California courts make decisions on child custody, child support, and alimony based upon the circumstances that exist at the time However, as time passes, circumstances may change that justify modifying these orders. When this happens, the Law Offices of Evan Samuelson can help.

Need to modify a custody or support order? Contact us for a consultation with our modifications lawyers in Roseville!

Circumstances that Justify a Spousal Support Modification

Spousal support gives a lower-earning spouse the financial assistance they need to sustain their standard of living after the divorce. The amount and duration of the support varies based on the needs of the lower-earning spouse, the ability of the higher-earning spouse to afford the support order, the length of the marriage, and a variety of other factors. Still, it may be modified or terminated early if a significant and material change occurs, such as:

  • A paying spouse getting laid off through no fault of their own
  • A receiving spouse inheriting significant wealth
  • A receiving spouse cohabitating with a new partner
  • A receiving spouse landing a new job with a high salary
  • Either spouse developing a disability or injury that prevents them from working

Any event that drastically alters the paying spouse’s ability to provide payments, or the receiving spouse’s dependence on those payments, could be grounds for a modification.

Circumstances that Justify a Child Custody Modification

California courts make child custody decisions based on the child’s best interests at the time of the case. These interests often change as children age, eventually making the custody schedules outdated. A parenting schedule may require modification if:

  • One parent is being irresponsible, either by failing to bring the child to school, abusing drugs, or committing some other negligent act
  • One parent wants to move outside of the geographical area where the child resides
  • The child has a change in custodial preference
  • The noncustodial parent moves closer to the custodial parent
  • One or both parents’ work schedules change

This is not an exhaustive list of changes that could justify a change in custody or visitation. If you have questions, we encourage you to contact our office.

Circumstances that Justify a Child Support Modification

California court-ordered child support typically ends when a child turns 18 and graduates from high school, or turns 19, whichever occurs first. Still, your child support obligation could be modified before then if the circumstances warrant it. Child support payments may be recalculated if:

  • You or the other parent has another child
  • Your custody time has increased or decreased
  • The income of either parent has increased or decreased

Get the Legal Help You Deserve to Make the Changes You Need

As your life changes, it’s important to update your child custody, child support, and spousal support orders to reflect for your evolving needs and/or the evolving best interests of your child(ren). We can help you file motions with the court to ask the judge to modify prior orders to accommodate whatever new circumstances you’re facing. Contact us today to get started.

With more than 25 years of experience, our modifications lawyers are prepared to encourage the court to respond to the changes that have affected your family. To learn more about the requirements of a post-divorce modification, contact us today!

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