A change in financial circumstances, residency, or employment often requires a modification of spousal support, child support, child custody, or child visitation orders. At Foreman & Rugile, our San Jose modification attorneys work closely with all of our clients to provide personalized legal representation that is focused on helping them achieve their goals.
Modifying your current order can be a complex and challenging situation.
Even in cases where both parties have reached an agreement about changing the current order, it will still need to be approved by a judge. Foreman & Rugile helps to guide clients through the modification process.
If the divorce decree clearly states that it is non-modifiable, the court does not have the authority to amend it. When it comes to spousal and/or child support, that means that the agreed upon amount must be paid, no matter the circumstances.
The state of California does have a three-year statute of limitation for reopening a divorce settlement to contest the division of assets.
For both spousal and child support, there is no statute of limitations on payment collection or to petition for enforcement. However, when it comes to spousal support, the court decides how much must be paid and for how long. Child support payments are typically required until the child graduates from high school or reaches the age of 18.
Modifying your current order can be a complex and challenging situation. At the Law Offices of Foreman and Rugile, we have an understanding of California divorce and family laws that can help you successfully pursue a modification that is beneficial. Even if you and your ex-spouse have reached an agreement about changing the current order, it will still need to be approved by a judge.
When you have circumstances that change, it can be unsettling and lead to confusion and stress for you. Our San Jose modification lawyers can help guide you through the modification process and let you know what steps are being taken to help relieve the stress you might be feeling. We provide each of our clients with individual attention that is focused on providing them with a favorable outcome.
If you need help with modifying an order, don’t hesitate to call us at (408) 412-5588.