Keeping Your Best Interests In Mind
When you choose to divorce from your spouse, there are certain legal agreements you must come to, such as how you will handle alimony, child custody and child support. At the Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A., attorney Ada M. Barreto and her dedicated team can use our extensive knowledge and more than two decades of experience to help you navigate the complicated process of modification. When your circumstances change, you may be tempted not to stick to your existing agreement, but instead, it is imperative that you take legal action. We can help you with all aspects of modification proceedings and resolve disputes as they arise.
When Can You Modify A Custody, Time-Sharing Or Support Order?
All requested changes to child custody, time-sharing and support orders must go through the courts. It is never advisable to simply stop paying child support because you can’t afford it or to relocate without telling the other parent. Courts must approve the change first, even if your former spouse agrees to the change.
There are several reasons why you may need to modify your child support, custody or alimony terms, such as:
- Changes in income
- Loss of a job
- Changes in the children’s needs
- Illness or injury
- Deployment of a military parent
When you modify support or custody, the courts will determine if the reason for the change merits a modification. We can help you prepare an effective petition and guide you through modification proceedings. Our team has extensive experience helping men and women modify custody, time-sharing and alimony orders.
Providing Support When Your Life Changes
Ada M. Barreto and her team are here to help in any way we can. We can help you seek modifications to a divorce, child support or alimony agreement when your circumstances have changed drastically. At our firm, we understand exactly how stressful the idea of revisiting your case can be, especially if it was time-consuming, exhaustive and difficult for you to get to the existing agreement.
When you choose to work with our firm, you can rest assured that we will take the time to investigate your case and explore the options that apply to the unique circumstances of your family law matter. In addition to our legal experience, we have the compassion and experience needed to provide our clients with the peace of mind and understanding they deserve. We are here to assist you when your life changes in some drastic manner and you are no longer able to fulfill the agreements.