When Orders for child custody or child support are issued by the Court, or by consent of the parties, they are not easily modified. A party must show that there has been a substantial change of circumstance since the entry of the last order. This can be very complicated and difficult. Our attorneys are skilled at ferretting out the necessary evidence and witnesses in order to support a modification. Issues the Court may consider are: a. Non Compliance with a Court Order b. Substance Abuse c. Criminal Acts by one party d. School Progress and Attendance e. Lack of involvement in activities f. In appropriate discipline g. Changes in Home life h. Significant passage of time since the entry of the last order

The Court Can Completely Change The Present Order

Once the Court determines there has been a substantial change of circumstance since the entry of a prior child custody order, the Court must determine what is in the best interest of the child. The Court can completely change the present order or make small changes to better suit the child. Our firm is familiar with modifications of child custody and can handle the complexity of modification cases.

Significant Change In Either Of The Parent’s Incomes

Modification of Child Support can be achieved in a few ways. The first is to show that there has been a change in the minor children’s needs and/or a significant change in either of the parent’s incomes. The change has to be equal to or greater than 15% of what child support is presently being paid. Also, the Court will consider a change after 3 years after the entry of an order.

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