Southern California Post-Divorce Modification Attorneys

When a divorce is finalized, the court establishes orders based on the circumstances that existed on that date. Circumstances can change over time, however, and situations can develop where it may be appropriate for the court to review one or more of the original orders and determine if any adjustments should be made. These are often referred to as post-divorce modifications.

Obtaining court approval for a modification requires skillful representation from an experienced California family law attorney. Requests for modifications are not automatically approved, and a compelling case needs to be made in order for the court to do so. At Simpson | Cawelti LLP, we have extensive experience representing clients on both sides of these cases.

Providing Comprehensive Modification Services To Southern California Clients

If you feel that there has been a sufficient change in circumstances to merit a modification of the orders in your original divorce settlement agreement, our lawyers are ready to help. We work closely with you to understand the change in circumstances that you are facing. We will review your agreement and provide an honest assessment of your claim for a modification. If you have grounds for a modification, we will represent you at every stage of the process.

We have experience with all types of modifications, including:

  • Child support: It may be appropriate to seek a modification if the income level of either parent has increased or decreased significantly. There can also be grounds to pursue a modification if there has been a significant increase in the amount of time that the noncustodial parent is caring for the children.
  • Child custody: A modification to a custody order must serve the best interests of the children above all else. If work schedules change, one of the parents needs to relocate, concerns for the children's safety under the care of either parent and other considerations can all create the need for a custody modification.
  • Spousal support: Under California law, there are certain spousal support orders that are not able to be modified. For those that can be modified, it is necessary to show a significant change in circumstances from the time of the original award for the court to consider it. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and provide our best recommendation about how to proceed.

Speak With One Of Our Attorneys About Your Modification Needs

Contact our office in Glendale to discuss your post-divorce modification needs. You can reach us by phone at 818-254-8304 to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney.