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Modification Of Court Orders

Circumstances change as life goes on, especially after a divorce. That is why the California Family Code allows spouses to adjust any agreement as they see fit or seek a modification of support based on a significant change of circumstances. For example, if you lose your job, it is possible to lower any support payments to fit your ability, and vice versa if you acquire a higher paying position.

However, the modification process is not as simple as it may sound. Jenkins P.C. understands the nuances of this process. Attorney Erik Jenkins is highly experienced and dedicated to helping individuals throughout San Diego, La Jolla and North County through the modification process.

Modifying Support And Custody Orders

The agreements written up and agreed upon or ordered by the court at the finalizing of a divorce are not set in stone. You can petition to make alterations to any of the agreements, including spousal support, child support and child custody agreements. It is possible that only one party, or both parties may want to adjust the agreements as time goes on.

We can facilitate adjustments to support orders as we guide you through:

  • Presenting the petition to the court
  • Serving the petition on the spouse or other parent
  • The modification hearing or mediation itself

Even after all these steps, there is no guarantee that the petitioned modifications will go into effect. The California courts will carefully consider the submission to verify that the material and financial circumstances have changed significantly enough.

It is important to note that though the modification process may seem complex, it is better than the alternative of breaching a court-ordered support agreement and suffering the consequences.

Discuss The Specifics Of Your Case With Us

Our goal at Jenkins P.C. is to make the events during and after your divorce go as smoothly as possible. Modifying court orders can be difficult, but our capable team will thoroughly assess the circumstances and details of your case, so we can advise you on the best path forward.

Call our San Diego offices in La Jolla 858-314-2400, or schedule a consultation with a lawyer by contacting us online.

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