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.
Without his guidance and representation I am confident that I would be lost and without my children.
“I could not be more grateful to Mike for what he has done for me and my family.”
Your validation has pulled his life out of quicksand.
“You've given him hope and thoughts of a productive future. He has reason to persevere.”
Divorce wasn’t easy, I’m glad Sarah was my lawyer.
“I chose this law office on the recommendation of a friend who went through a divorce just before I did, and I am grateful for my friend's own misery (we both laugh now about our not so fun times). Although I wouldn't wish a divorce on anyone (stick it out and try every day to make it work, or until about the sixth time she tells you she wants a divorce!), for my marriage there wasn't another option. As miserable a time as I had through more than two years of separation and divorce proceedings, I am happy that Sarah and her team were with me. Sarah always ensured my interests were protected, and her legal advice was always spot on. We never encountered any legal setbacks other than spending more time in court than expected because of the other side's actions. She was proactive in every way possible, and seemed to be a step ahead of the other side. With Sarah's help I finalized my divorce on my terms and gave up nothing that mattered to me. Thank you!”
I want to thank you for your wise counsel and words of encouragement over the last 18 months.
“It was an ordeal for me, but your assistance undoubtedly made it easier. ”
There is probably only a handful of attorneys of his experience and caliber.
“His practice is almost fully electronic, which keeps costs down and enables him to help military families even stationed overseas.”
I can always count on receiving timely and substantive advice
“Sarah has been working on my divorce and follow-on support/visitation issues for several years. I can always count on receiving timely and substantive advice regarding any situation or question I may have, no matter how novel. I think her best trait is that she knows my situation inside and out and understands the mindset of my ex-wife. This ability allows her to provide advice on my case that I may be blindsided by because I am too close to the trees to see the forest. I cannot describe how much confidence I have knowing that I have an attorney like Sarah in my corner for any future battles with my ex.”
It is not only the legal work – but the feeling of protection, understanding, and caring that sets you apart.
“I thank you both for bolstering me up and looking out for me when I needed it most.”
I was blessed to have you and your team to represent me, it was worth every penny!
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