Because the world is constantly evolving, individual circumstances often change. When the circumstances of your world change, it is possible that court orders relative to your prior family law matter may no longer be appropriate. Our dedication and experience at the Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., permits us to offer comprehensive legal services related to the modification of family law orders.A substantial change in circumstances may render outdated current orders for child custody, visitation, child support, and/or spousal support. If this is the case, a post-judgment modification may be warranted.The Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., can help you navigate the modification process, even if we did not represent you in your marital dissolution proceeding. We carefully review the current orders and judgments, analyze the situation, and explain the options available to our clients under California law. We then take appropriate legal action and provide our San Francisco Bay Area clients aggressive, yet compassionate counsel throughout the modification process. Additionally, it may sometimes be necessary to modify a final judgment of dissolution. While an appeal is a legal challenge to the decision of the trial court, it is not the only option. In certain circumstances, and with consideration for statutory time limitations, a person may request that the trial court modify the judgment of dissolution after it has been entered. This request is usually advanced in the form of a motion to modify the final judgment, or a motion to set aside the final judgment.There are various grounds that justify modification of or setting aside a final judgment. These grounds may include:
- Newly discovered evidence
- A change in circumstances
- Non-disclosure of assets or asset concealment
Prompt action is necessary and you need experienced counsel who will advocate on your behalf to ensure that your rights are protected and that the law governing challenges to final judgments is upheld. Additionally, our experience in handling complex financial situations provides our clients with the skill and diligence necessary to uncover hidden assets and ensure that the final judgment in your matter truly represents a fair and equitable disposition of the community estate. The Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., provides zealous representation in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Focusing exclusively on family law in San Francisco and the Bay Area, the Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., strives to build relationships with clients based on integrity, trust and open communication. Please contact us online, or call us at 415.834.1120.