Colorado Springs Post-Decree Modifications Lawyer
Colorado Springs Divorce Lawyers Helping Your Modify Orders
Most people envision divorce as final, but that is not always the case. We often tell our clients that nothing is ever final when it comes to child custody orders, parenting plans or child support. At Drexler Law in Colorado Springs, we are here for you if you need to adjust an existing order due to a change in circumstances.
Dial (719) 259-0050 now to schedule a consultation with one of the Colorado Springs divorce lawyers at Drexler Law.
Change Happens — Let Us Help You Adjust
It is important to understand that divorcing parties are not simply done with each other following a court order. Oftentimes, needs will change in some way that requires the parties to go back to court and make adjustments.
Reasons for a modification could include:
- Parties no longer being able to follow an existing parenting plan
- A child's needs changing
- A family needing to move due to a job change
- Significant change in income or finances
The main goal of a modification is to update a divorce decree, final orders, or current agreement to accurately reflect the situation facing the parties now. A divorce finalized seven years ago, for example, will encounter many changes such as children's sports and activities, employment, medical costs, etc. Through modification, parents can address these changes and update their orders to fit their current schedules and situation.
A significant portion of a court's case log or docket involves modifications of existing orders.
Types of Modifications
Working with Drexler Law allows you to understand the changes that need to be made to better accommodate both parties. Let our team help you make a case for the changes that must be made to your parenting plan, child support orders, or alimony orders.
Modifications to an order could include:
- Spousal maintenance (alimony)
- Child support
- Custody orders
- Parenting plans or visitation
Can You Modify a Child Support Order in Colorado?
In Colorado, the ability to modify a child support order is contingent on demonstrating a substantial change in circumstances that warrants an adjustment. Either parent has the right to request a modification from the court when there is a notable change impacting the financial situation of either party or if there is a considerable alteration in the child's requirements.
Common reasons for seeking a modification include a substantial change in income, a change in the child's healthcare or educational needs, or alterations in the parenting time arrangement. However, it's crucial to note that temporary fluctuations may not necessarily meet the threshold for modification.
To commence the modification process, the parent desiring the change must submit a motion to the court, outlining the reasons for the requested modification and presenting supporting documentation. Subsequently, the court will assess the case and decide whether the proposed modification is in alignment with the child's best interests.
Seeking legal counsel is advisable when considering a child support modification in Colorado. An experienced Colorado Springs modifications attorney can provide guidance, assess the circumstances, and help navigate the legal process to ensure the best possible outcome for all parties involved.
Discuss Your Modification Needs with Our Lawyers
You may be in the unfortunate position of your former attorney messing up your case initially, or perhaps you attempted to take on self-representation of a case that was beyond your capabilities. Regardless of the source of the unsatisfactory orders, the attorneys at Drexler Law can evaluate whether a motion to modify can cure any harm that you thought could not be fixed.
At Drexler Law, we assist clients in modifying the terms or provisions of their existing divorce or separation agreement. Call us now to learn more about modifications and your options during a consultation and case evaluation. You may also arrange an appointment online.
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We understand that what you are going through is not easy.
We are available and there for you, whenever you need us.
We will vigorously protect your rights as we guide you through the process.
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The benefit of working with a family firm is that we will treat you like family.