Types of Modification
Las Vegas Family Attorney
Every item in a final divorce agreement is not permanent. Situations change,
and certain articles in your divorce agreement might need to be adjusted.
For example, a parent paying child support may lose their job, and are
no longer able to make said payments. If this or any other event occurs
in a person's life that warrants a change to a divorce agreement,
they have the ability to petition the family court for a modification.
Whether a person is seeking an upward or downward modification, a petition
must be filed, and proof must be given by the person who is seeking the
modification. In order to provide enough proof to have the modification accepted by
the court, it may be beneficial to hire a Las Vegas divorce attorney.
Types of Modifications
Modifications can be made to child custody, visitation, spousal support,
child support, or alimony agreements. If a man is paying spousal support
to his ex-wife, and she gets a higher paying job, he may petition for
a modification. If he loses his job, and cannot afford the spousal support
that the court ordered, or cannot afford it at all, he also has grounds
to petition for a downward modification. The same grounds for spousal
support modifications can be used for child support, as well. If a woman
is paying child support, and she received a raise, the ex-husband can
file for an upward modification.
Child custody may also be modified after a divorced is finalized. A child
may wish to live with the other parent, and said parent must petition
the court to have the custody agreement reflect the child's wishes.
Parents who wish to change custody, or increase/decrease visitations,
they may also petition the court to have the visitation agreement changed.
An ex-spouse may wish to move to a different state with their child. In
order for this to be allowed, the court must determine if the move is
in the child's best interests, and they must consider the relationship
between the child and the non-moving parent.
Modification Lawyer in Las Vegas, NV
Although courts allow modifications to be made, it is not necessarily an
easy process. Sufficient proof must be provided to the court in order
for them to consider a divorce modification. In order to increase your
chances of having your potential modification approved, it is ideal that
you hire an experienced attorney. Our team has been helping clients with
all aspects of family law for decades, and we strive to offer our clients
outstanding legal service. If you are interested in learning about what
our firm can do for you, call our office and schedule an appointment with
one of our lawyers.