A divorce may need post-decree modifications and updates
Post-Judgment Modifications in Temecula
Can a Court Order Be Changed?
Given the right set of circumstances, a court order can be changed through a post-judgment modification. Holstrom, Block & Parke, a Professional Law Corporation, is ready and able to assist you through the process of having your court order modified. This is a common occurrence for persons who have been through a divorce, especially when spousal or child support is ordered.
Grounds for a Post-Judgment Modification
Wanting your financial responsibilities decreased is not considered legal grounds for a modification of your court order. If the judge decided that you should be held responsible for the payment of child or spousal support, it is likely that the ruling will stand. These decisions are rarely overturned, except in matters that qualify for an appeal.
If you have had a financial setback of your own that was out of your control, you may be able to have a modification. Keep in mind that any voluntary changes you make to your own financial well-being will never count as grounds for modification. Therefore, if you changed your job willingly, or moved to another state of your own volition, this is not grounds for modification—even if either of those changes means that you are unable to make your court ordered support payments.
If you find yourself in an uncontrollable situation, our attorneys will be able to help you reduce your court-ordered payments. These situations may include a diagnosed health issue, being terminated or laid off from your job, or being forced to relocate for your current job. Even within this realm, your case may not be as clear-cut as you would hope.
Speak to the lawyers at Holstrom, Block & Parke, a Professional Law Corporation, in Temecula to determine if you have adequate cause for a post-judgment modification, and let us help you decrease your monthly payments. We can represent your case in order to maximize your chance to achieve the outcome you’re looking for.