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Modifying Support, Custody or Visitation After Divorce

After a divorce is finalized, parties can request changes to certain court orders. Family courts recognize that life can change and that divorce, parentage, custody or support orders should be adjusted or revised to reflect the new change in people's lives. If you need assistance with a modification, or if you would like to contest a modification request by a former spouse or the other parent, consult our San Jose lawyer.

At Magdalena Law Group, we understand the intricacies of family laws in California and are well-versed in how the laws are interpreted and applied in Santa Clara County. Have our team guide you through the modification process and help you prepare a strong, persuasive request or response.

When Can I Modify an Existing Divorce Order?

We are very familiar with the California family court system and the way that family law matters are handled, including legal modifications. When the parties agree to a modification, the court still has to approve the agreement in a Stipulation and Order, which must be signed by a judge to become a binding court order.

If there is no agreement between the parties, one person can file a Request for Order and ask the court to make a decision on the requested modification. Usually, a change in circumstances is required to modify permanent orders.

Some change in circumstances warranting modifications may include:

  • Contemplated or actual relocation
  • Severe illness (physical or mental)
  • Loss of employment / Change in income
  • The occurrence of domestic violence

Personalized, Professional Counsel for Santa Clara County

It is very common for one spouse to think that all you need to do is discuss a desired change with the other. However, this is not the case - all changes must be handled through the modification process to ensure they are approved legally. As such, it is vital that you consult with a San Jose attorney if you need to make any changes to your existing divorce order. Our lead attorney is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and our firm is well-equipped to assist in crafting a strong modification case.

If you are interested in discussing the details of your case and learning how we can help, contact us at (408) 601-4439.

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  • “Towards the end changes in my life threw my case a few curve balls but she stayed patient with me and won my case.”