Indiana Divorce Modification Lawyers
Modifying Child Support, Custody and Alimony
The statutes that govern family law acknowledge that individuals’ circumstances change. It is possible to change or modify existing divorce agreements related to child support and spousal maintenance (alimony). Doing so requires that child support or alimony must be based on a significant change in circumstances. An experienced family law attorney can help you understand what constitutes a significant change and what the court is likely to accept.
Reasons for Modifications
Circumstances that can lead to modifications include:
- One party losing a job or obtaining a new job with higher income
- One party becoming disabled or a child requiring extra care
- College tuition that was not in the original divorce agreement
- One party obtaining a personal injury settlement
- One party moving out of state with court permission, resulting in increased travel costs for the child
Child custody can also be modified. Removing the child from the state needs prior court approval and will result in a change in child or children’s visitation schedules. In addition, if it can be demonstrated that the child is in danger because of the current living situation of the custodial parent – the court will act to correct the situation. Additional circumstances in which a custody order could be modified include the disability, incarceration or disappearance of the custodial parent.
Call Us. Talk With Our Family Law Lawyers.
If you have questions about how Indiana family law may affect you and your family, talk with us. Contact the Law Offices of Moseley & Martinez, LLC at (219) 472-8391 or (574) 707-8675. Offering a high level of personal service, our northern Indiana family law lawyers are accessible and available by phone or email. After-hours and weekend appointments are available.