Fairfax Visitation and Support Modification Lawyers
Adjusting Your Final Order of Divorce In Northern Virginia
When your divorce is complete, the conditions established during your divorce are noted in a divorce order. The order is a legally binding agreement and all parties listed in the agreement must adhere to terms stated in the contract, this includes child custody and support, spousal support, and visitation agreements. Orders are set in place to help ensure that no party falters in their payments or schedules after it has been determined, but in some cases, circumstances that affect such things may change. For example, remarriages, changes in employment, and relocations require modifications to existing divorce orders.
For most people, dealing with lawyers is difficult. We get that. When a support modification law matter comes up, powerful emotions often make it even more difficult to deal with, and no one wants to take time off from work or drive a long distance, worrying about traffic and parking, only to sit in a strange law office waiting to meet a lawyer for the first time. We understand that. We found a better way a long ago. Setting up a video teleconference with one of our attorneys, for an initial client consultation or a follow-up, is easy via “Zoom”, “Facetime”, “Cisco Webex”, “Skype”, or other means of video teleconferencing. Just give us a call or send us an email and we’ll make it happen. And wear whatever you’d like. We will too.
At the Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC, our Fairfax divorce modification attorneys can help you modify your order and create a new, permanent change, or temporary change to your settlement. We can help you file all the necessary paperwork and represent you both in and out of court.
For more information on divorce orders and how working with our firm could help you, call us at (703) 721-7640 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and schedule a consultation today.
What Can Be Modified?
There are a number of circumstances that may justify a modification to an order of divorce, including health, relocation, a change of employment, remarriage, education needs, and circumstantial obligations. In order to properly and legally amend a divorce order, you will need to work with an attorney to file a petition for modification. Once the petition has been accepted, a permanent or temporary change could be made to the order.
The most common modifications include:
- Changes to child support: This can include cancellation of payments, deferment of payments, change in the payment schedule, or change of payment amount.
- Changes to child custody: Child custody changes need to be agreed upon by both parents in most cases unless legal action was taken to remove the child from the custodial parent. These will be granted only when a judge determines the cause to be legally necessary.
- Changes to spousal support: Remarriage, life changes, employment changes, and health of the spouses could call for a modification of spousal support. Support for these changes must include proof of substantial changes in the circumstances of either party or both parties.
Not all modification petitions are granted or available, so in order to help you understand the Virginia laws governing modifications, it is always encouraged that you work with a divorce lawyer.
Need A Modification To a Divorce Order? Let The Law Offices Of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC Help.
When you work with our firm, we will take the time to understand your situation and help you create an effective plan to modify your existing divorce order. We know that this time in your life is important and that modifications need to be made as quickly as possible, which is why we will use our knowledge of the local, state, and federal laws to guide you throughout your legal case.
For more information, call (703) 721-7640 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and schedule a consultation with the Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC. We routinely help clients throughout Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington, and Stafford Counties and the City of Alexandria in Northern Virginia.
Why Hire Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC?
Our Attorney is a former
U. S. Army officer.
Our firm is award winning & top rated..
We serve clients domestically & internationally.
Located close to the Fairfax County Courthouse.
We have over 30 years of legal experience.
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