Modifying Custody And Support Orders
For many people, issues that affect their families are among the most emotionally charged and potentially contentious. To defuse and resolve conflicts surrounding family law issues, it may be necessary to take legal action and turn to the family law courts.
I am attorney Timothy Lawrence Ewanyshyn and for more than 20 years, I have dedicated my legal practice to helping families in Palm Springs and throughout the Coachella Valley find legal solutions that meet their family’s needs.
When Life Changes – So Should A Court Order
If you were involved in a family law case in which a court order was issued, there may come a time when you or another family member wants to amend or modify that order’s terms. While court orders can be modified, it is important to do so using the proper legal protocols.
We assist individuals who wish to modify family court orders related to:
- Child custody – changes surrounding physical and legal custody and visitation terms
- Child support – changes in payment amounts
- Alimony/spousal support – changes in payment amounts and durations
Modifications of court orders related to custody and support matters are granted only in cases where there has been a substantial change in one or both party’s circumstances. Events that may warrant the amendment of an order include:
- Parental relocation
- Parental deployment
- Parental incarceration
- Job demotion, raise or loss
- Diagnosis of serious illness/disease
Protect Your Rights And Family
The terms of a court order can be legally amended only by a family law judge. If a former spouse or partner fails to abide by a custody or support order, my law firm – La Quinta Law Group – will help you enforce that order.