The terms of your divorce agreement are not set in stone. Some aspects of your divorce—such as spousal support, child support, custody, and visitation—can be modified by a judge if you or the other party experience an extreme change in circumstance that affects your ability to comply with the original court order. On the other end, you may need to have a court order enforced when the other party is not holding up their end of the deal.
In order to have a court order modified for child support, spousal support, custody, or visitation rights, you will need to prove that you have suffered an extreme chance in circumstance that prevents you from obeying the order. For example, you might have lost your job and are now unable to pay child support. Maybe you need to move to a new city with your child, but that would interfere with the other parent’s shared custody or visitation rights.
Modifications can be agreed upon between the two parties and then presented to a family law judge. These uncontested cases are generally simple and fast. In contested cases, however, you need a Grand Rapids divorce attorney on your side to handle your post judgment modification.
Is the other parent refusing to pay child support? Are they denying you the right to visit your child, or ignoring your custody rights that are outlined in your parenting time schedule? These cases require enforcement of the order by a family law judge. This means you will need to go to court, so make sure you have a seasoned Grand Rapids family law attorney to represent you and your case.
Haskell Law, PC offers the experience, integrity, and results you need for your post judgment modification or enforcement case. Our team will build a strong argument based on the facts and will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome. Do not put your case into the hands of a less-than-competent attorney. Contact us today to ensure that your rights are protected!