Family Law Modifications
in San Bernardino
Over the years, your family structure or employment status may have changed.
You may find yourself stuck with a
child support or
spousal support order that simply doesn't fit your circumstances any longer. The good
news is that you are not stuck! You have the option to petition the court
for a modification of various orders.
Under California law, you can seek to modify a
child custody or visitation order if you can demonstrate that there has been a significant
change in circumstances and the new changes still honor the child's
best interests. If you want to modify a child support or custody order,
we are here to provide counsel.
Our San Bernardino family law attorneys have helped individuals secure
necessary modifications for several years and can use this experience
to assist with your case. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist as certified
by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, making him a qualified
expert in this area of law. We care about our clients and provide personalized
Trust your legal concerns to James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family
What Is Required to Get an Order Modified?
While you are allowed to seek a modification at any time, changing support
orders can be more complicated. Some alimony awards may not be modifiable
if this stipulation was included in the original agreement. There are
also numerous other factors the court will look at to consider if support
can be adjusted, such as any change in salary for either spouse, medical
or emotional injuries that have arisen, and custody modifications.
The court may look at the following when deciding on child support modifications:
- Recent job loss for either parent
- Additional children included in family
- Increase in salary for either parent
- Adjustment to custody agreement
- Medical complications for the child
For child custody and visitation rights, they will consider the following:
- New job and relocation of one parent
- Physical or health disabilities acquired by a parent or child
- Changes in the non-custodial parent's work hours
- Child is old enough to voice a new preference
- The current custodial parent is irresponsible
If you can prove that one or more of these changes have occurred, you may
be able to get an order modified.
Contact Our Family Law Firm Today for Counsel
Regardless of whether you are trying to change the amount of time you get
to see your child or need to get an increased amount of spousal support,
you need a
San Bernardino divorce lawyer by your side who knows how to handle complex issues like yours. That is
where our firm comes in. We can offer steadfast, seasoned, and compassionate
support through every step of your modification case.
Call James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo to find out how you can modify
your orders. We are here to help protect your best interests!