Modification

Minneapolis, Minnesota Family Law Modification Attorney

There are times that your current child support or spousal support order, parenting plan, parenting time, or custody order is no longer workable for your particular circumstances and you need a modification to your current order. It can be time-consuming and difficult to modify an existing family court order. This is why it is so important to have an experienced family law attorney representing you. Marsh PLLC can assist with obtaining or defending against modifications in any family law matter.

When a divorce or separation is finalized, the final decree is legally binding and cannot be changed unless the court can be persuaded that a modification is necessary and appropriate. There are specific criteria that need to be met before the court will accept a proposed modification. Some of these circumstances include:

  • Child Support Modification – A substantial increase or decrease in income, need, or parenting time are the most common grounds for seeking child support modification.
  • Child Custody Modification – There are many possible factors that may warrant a modification, such as if there is found to be drug or alcohol abuse, physical/emotional abuse or neglect, or another circumstancethat would endanger your child physically or emotionally, to name the most common factors.
  • Spousal Support Modification – If the party receiving support gets remarried or is living with a new partner, is laid off or has gotten a higher paying job, or any number of other changes to their financial circumstances, this may warrant a modification of spousal maintenance.

Of course, each person’s situation is unique, and your options may vary when it comes to obtaining a modification. To best determine what your options are moving forward, it’s important to work with a legal team who understands the modification process in Minnesota. Marsh PLLC has the dedication and expertise to help you determine the best course of action when seeking modification and will guide you compassionately through the entire process.

How Can a Family Law Modification Attorney Help Me?

Though you may feel new circumstances clearly call for a modification, the court may not be so quick to agree, nor may your ex-partner. In order to have your family law modification request granted, you will have to demonstrate that a significant change in circumstances has occurred and, due to this change, modification is necessary to maintain a fair arrangement regarding spousal support, child support, or child-related . To help you gather evidence to modify your family court order, as well as guide and support you through the process, it’s important to have a lawyer with compassion and experience navigating the modification process.

The family law attorneys at Marsh PLLC understand that modifying a divorce decree can be a very emotional process. However complex the process of modification may be, requesting a modification is often necessary and worthwhile when circumstances change in order to ensure the same quality of life continues for all involved parties. If you need representation for family law modification in Minnesota, Marsh PLLC has the experience and dedication needed to guide you through the process.