Qualified Assistance In Seeking Post-Decree Modifications
Once a divorce, custody determination and/or child support matter has been resolved, there is often a change in circumstances that necessitates a change to the existing order(s).
At MGM Law Office, attorney Michael G. Martin is here to help you understand the complexities of reexamining the unique issues of your divorce, custody determination and/or child support matter. Mr. Martin has more than 10 years of experience providing personalized, dedicated family law representation to clients in Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities. His focus is on helping you move forward by finding a solution to your post-decree modification as soon as possible.
Why You Need An Attorney
Seeking a change to an order should be done through the courts with the help of an attorney. The court will consider several factors when determining whether or not the changes should be approved, such as:
- One parent loses a job.
- One parent gains a job.
- Another child is born to either parent.
- One parent gets remarried.
If the order is approved, your lawyer can help you understand what the changes mean for you and what your new obligations will be. If it is not approved, your attorney can discuss your next options.
Once an order has been issued in a family law or divorce case, both parties are expected to abide by the terms set out in that order. If either party does not follow the terms, they may be held in contempt, which can result in jail time. This is why it is important that you do not attempt to change the terms of an established agreement on your own, even if both parties agree. You would be in violation of the initial order.