A divorce may need post-decree modifications and updates

Modifications of Family Law Orders

Riverside Family Lawyers with 300+ Years of Combined Experience

Divorce and family law cases commonly conclude with the establishment of a court order that details the nature of an arrangement, as well as parties’ obligations, regarding matters such as support payments or parenting time. These orders often outline your responsibilities, or provide details into how certain things should be handled, such as parental visitation.

Family law orders, however, are not set in stone. California recognizes the fact that circumstances and families change, which is why they provide avenues you can navigate when changes in your circumstances impact your order or affect your ability to comply with one.

Our Riverside family law attorneys at Holstrom, Block & Parke, a Professional Law Corporation, know that change is an inevitable part of life, and that it can have a significant impact on one’s ability to meet their obligations. This is why we offer assistance to clients who seek modifications of existing orders involving all types of family law issues, as well as counsel to clients who wish to contest a petition to modify a family law order made by other parties.

How We Can Help

Backed by more than 300 years of combined experience and the expertise of 5 certified family law specialists, our legal team has the breadth of knowledge and insight to handle modifications for a range of family law issues, including those involving:

In any matter involving modifications, you must show that there has been a change in your circumstances since the judgment or order was made that is substantial enough to warrant an update to their terms. Justifiable changes may include:

  • Unemployment or wage cut
  • Illness, injury, or other unforeseen event that changes your financial circumstances
  • Relocation, or moving away
  • Changes in a parent’s ability to provide and safely care for a child, including criminal arrests or substance abuse
  • A child’s preferences, if they are old enough

It is important to remember that every case is different, just as every individual’s circumstance is unique. Our legal team can better help you determine the merits of your case by carefully reviewing the facts and circumstances at hand, discussing your rights, and explaining how we may be able to help you pursue a modification based on the changes you have experienced.

When your circumstances have changed, seeking a modification can be a critical endeavor. This is why it is of crucial importance to work with experienced attorneys who know the laws involved and how to help you effectively pursue a change of family law orders. To discuss your case personally with a lawyer from Holstrom, Block & Parke, a Professional Law Corporation, contact us today.