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Support & Custody Modifications

Looking to Modify an Existing Court Order?

Divorce orders are designed to protect the best interests of children in divorce and to uphold the rights of parents and dependent spouses. Without child custody orders, a child could suffer from a severe change in lifestyle or quality of life due to circumstances outside of their control.

The same applies to spousal support orders, which also prevent a dependent spouse from suffering extreme financial hardship in the event of divorce. There are situations, however, where a severe change in circumstance can make it impossible for one party to comply with a divorce order. This is when modifications are necessary.

Filing a Motion to Modify Custody or Support

Court orders of any kind can be modified by proving to the court that you have experienced a serious change in circumstance that affects your ability to comply. This could be the loss of a job, a debilitating injury, deteriorating health, and more.

To petition for a modification, you must prove the following:

  • There is a significant change in circumstances since the final custody order was issued
  • The modification would be in the best interests of the child, as it continues to provide a stable, loving, and comfortable environment for that child

You can request modification of a court order that applies to you, such as lowering child support after suffering reduced income, or modify an order that applies to someone else, such as requesting a change in custody when the other parent is not caring for the child. Consult with a Pasadena divorce lawyer today if you need to modify a court order of any kind, including visitation rights or even a restraining order. Our lawyers have the knowledge to help!

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Hire a lawyer from the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer today to maximize your results. We are Pasadena's premier family law firm and have over 54 years of combined experience. In addition, our lawyers are skilled litigators who have logged more than 20,000 hours in court. Our team can provide the advice and aggressive representation that you need to successfully request a court order modification. Contact our firm today!

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