If your life circumstances changed after you received a court order or judgment in California, such as a divorce decree, you may need a post-judgment modification. This is something you seek when you need the courts to change an existing order, such as a child custody arrangement or spousal maintenance order.
At The Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., we help clients submit modification requests to the family courts in Marin County and throughout California. With our assistance, you can improve your chances of having a modification request granted. We have experience handling post-judgment modifications for:
- Legal separation
- Child support
- Child custody/visitation
- Spousal support
- Property settlement
Our founder, Debra R. Schoenberg, is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 35 years of experience. We have what it takes to handle your complex family law issue. Call (650) 761-9464 to speak directly to one of our lawyers about your post-judgment modification case without any obligation to hire our law firm.
What Is a Post-Judgment Modification?
In general, when the courts give an order or decree, its terms are final and will last as long as the time frame presented in the order. However, circumstances can change. The courts will grant modifications of orders if the petitioner can show that his or her circumstances have substantially changed since the date the order was given. If you can no longer fulfill the terms of your divorce agreement, for example, due to a change in your job, location or living expenses, you can request a modification of your divorce decree to reflect your new life.
Common Reasons for a Post-Judgment Modification in Family Law
Life does not remain static after having a divorce finalized. In the years that you will most likely be required to follow a divorce order, many things could change. You may need to request a post-judgment modification in Marin County for many reasons, such as:
- You or your ex-spouse remarry or have additional children.
- You have to relocate because of your job.
- You need to adjust your parenting time because of a new job.
- You are moving into a new home.
- You suffered the loss of your job or other financial issues.
- Your child care costs have significantly increased.
- You need to request an emergency change to get your child out of a dangerous situation.
Any substantial change in living arrangement, parenting time, child care needs or financial status could result in a request for a post-judgment modification in Marin County. An attorney from The Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., can help you with any type of modification request to achieve the best possible results.
How Can a Post-Judgment Modification Lawyer in Marin County Help You?
The courts will only approve a post-judgment modification request if evidence is submitted to support the argument that the petitioner’s circumstances have changed enough to warrant a modification. An experienced family law attorney in Marin County can help you get your request approved in many ways, such as:
- Filing your initial modification paperwork
- Handling formal discovery
- Submitting financial statements
- Obtaining medical documentation
- Using witness and expert testimony
- Representing you in court
Your lawyer will search for all available information and evidence to support your post-judgment modification request. Then, your lawyer can also handle the complicated paperwork and legal processes associated with a modification to achieve optimal results. When your future could be at stake, give your case the best odds of success by hiring a family law attorney in Marin County.
Contact a Marin County Post-Judgment Modification Attorney Today
A post-judgment modification is a complex legal matter that often requires assistance from an experienced family law attorney. The Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., is a team of attorneys who have won numerous honors, awards and recognition for their work in family law. We have the personnel and resources to help you modify your divorce decree or another family law court order in Marin County. Contact us online or call (650) 761-9464 today to learn more about your case during a consultation with an attorney.