Post-Decree Modification Lawyers
Court orders for custody, child support and spousal maintenance are based upon the facts and circumstances at the time of the divorce or breakup. Over time, family dynamics and individual circumstances change. It may become necessary to go back to court to modify or even terminate the order.
The family law attorneys of O'Brian & Associates have extensive experience in post-decree modifications. We represent either party, whether you are petitioning for change or wish to maintain the status quo. We make every effort to resolve these sensitive disputes out of court, but we are prepared to fight for our clients when litigation is the only recourse.
To arrange a confidential consultation about your specific case, give us a call today. Our firm serves clients on the Eastside and throughout the Seattle area.
Modification Of Custody And Support Orders
We are experienced litigators who practice exclusively in Washington family law. Our lawyers are very familiar with the legal issues and the practical considerations relating to:
- Modification of child custody and parenting — We have been involved in petitions for sole custody (legal and physical custody), modification of joint custody and major or minor alterations to parenting plans.
- Parental relocation — We have advocated for the primary parent or the noncustodial parent in petitions to relocate from the Seattle area with the children. These are among the most bitter and complex cases, and often require modification of the parenting plan and child support orders.
- Modification of child support — We have represented both sides in petitions for increase, decrease or termination of child support in circumstances such as job loss or a co-parent's promotion.
- Modification of spousal maintenance — Court-ordered support of a spouse can be modified upon a change in circumstance such as reduced income of the payor or terminated upon a spouse's remarriage or financial independence, provided that the final decree permitted modification. The parties can enter into an agreement that spousal maintenance is NOT modifiable and the court will enforce that agreement.
Experienced And Vigorous Representation
Our attorneys know how to investigate, analyze and prepare these cases to position clients for the most favorable outcome.
To set up a time to talk with one of our attorneys about post-decree modification, call us at (425) 276-7677 or email our firm today.
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