Modifications Attorney in Las Vegas Revising Court Orders and Fixing Errors in Family Law Cases
The court follows a specific process and protocol with family law matters to make an official decision, from divorce to legal separation to adoption. A modification is required to obtain court approval to change a legal document.
Many court-ordered agreements might have a specific timeframe to adhere to. For example, the court does not take child custody changes lightly, as ongoing changes can be a disruption to the children. For example, your agreement might ask that you wait three years to revisit the existing child custody arrangement.
In this case, there must be a necessary reason, event, or life change that requires a modification, and the amendment must be in the child’s best interest. Otherwise, it may not be granted. With any modification, both parties must agree before filing the necessary paperwork and moving forward with the modification process.
A significant change in events and needed modifications to any legal agreement should be reviewed and discussed with an experienced Las Vegas attorney. The modification process can be tricky, and not all revised, proposed decisions are granted without solid reasoning.
Our attorneys can assess your current situation and propose possible legal solutions to getting a change granted on your behalf. The proper positioning in the court will also improve your chances of success. When a Las Vegas modification is needed, consider Fuller Law Practice.
Can I Modify Alimony?
Alimony, or spousal support, in divorce is awarded on a case-by-case basis, and there are different types: temporary, permanent, rehabilitative support, and lump-sum support.
Alimony is not automatically granted to either party as it was in the past. Similar to child support and child custody, a person can petition to change their alimony payment if a supporting spouse’s monthly income has changed by 20 percent or more. This is considered a change in circumstances.
On the other side, the spouse receiving alimony could have a change in circumstances, too. A spouse might get remarried, or if they are utilizing rehabilitative support, could get a job quicker than anticipated. These are reasons for the spouse paying alimony to ask the court to reconsider and revise the current arrangement.
People try to “get out of” alimony payments all of the time, so it’s important to note that the court will check to see if the spouse paying alimony is under-employing or un-employing themselves to avoid paying. In other words, you can’t outsmart the legal system as they will see through it.
Spousal support is granted based on income and various other factors, though every situation differs. For instance, permanent support is only sometimes granted in long-term marriages if spouses can no longer work or provide for themselves. Modifications are possible with the right reasoning.
Can I Modify My Divorce?
Even when the divorce goes precisely as planned, which is rarely the case, life changes; given this reality, a divorce arrangement or some of its decisions might need to be modified later. There are exceptions and limitations to this, though the most revisited arrangements are alimony, child support, and child custody arrangements.
Nevada law governs the standard that must be met to proceed with a modification of the original divorce judgment. To alter an existing order, our attorneys must prove substantial changes in your circumstances or, if your spouse is pursuing a change, in theirs.
Child custody agreements can change for multiple reasons regarding child custody and support. Sometimes a parent is found unfit, and possession or visitation needs to change. Other reasons typically include a shift in financial or other circumstances, or a child becomes of age and decides to live with the parent of their choice.
Another common reason for a modification relates to child support. If the custodial parent is financially responsible for the children but cannot cover all related expenses any longer, an attorney can help you petition the court for a change.
The court is sensitive to divorce cases involving children, especially concerning parent visitation and responsibility, including custody and child support. Any proposed changes will be scrutinized, and not every request will be granted. An attorney in North Las Vegas, like Fuller Law Practice, will no doubt help your chances.
Can I Modify My Child Custody Arrangement?
Child custody is set in stone once an agreement is in place following divorce proceedings, though there are some exceptions to the rule. While not automatically granted, modifications might be needed as different life events arise.
With sound, solid reasoning—and as long as the decision is in the child’s best interest—a court will likely grant a child custody modification. Potential reasons for an amendment might include:
- Changes to physical or mental health
- Disability or injury
- Job loss
- Getting remarried
- Financial circumstances have changed.
- No longer able to support the children’s needs as they get older.
- Neglect or unfit parenting
Regarding neglect or unfit parenting, if a spouse or another family member comes forward with this information, you will not have a choice regarding your custody arrangement or visitation schedule.
Safety is the priority, and the court will ensure your children are in the best hands. Fuller Law Practice can provide legal advice and consultation when you need to modify your arrangement.
What Does a Modifications Lawyer Do?
A substantial change in life, such as a job loss, relocation, or health issue, might require you to revisit your financial situation and legal agreements related to alimony, child support, or child custody. Sometimes a modification is something you drive, while the court requires it other times,
It’s when life prompts this quick decision-making that a modifications lawyer can be a valuable asset in helping you amend your legal contract. For instance, you might experience a health issue and can no longer care for your children as you once did. You might only need a temporary reprieve, which an attorney can help facilitate.
No matter the chances or circumstances, a modification attorney with Fuller Law Practice in Las Vegas, NV, can handle your divorce case and help you modify or amend the terms when circumstances change beyond your control, from child support issues to alimony and custody.
We know Nevada family law, the local court system, and how to work within the confines of the legal system while pushing the boundaries when it comes to helping our clients get results. When you work with us, you’ll quickly see the attorney-client relationship is highly valued and an essential part of our culture.
Don’t hesitate to contact our law firm for a Las Vegas modification, custody order, court order, or another family law matter. We are a team of experienced family law attorneys who put families—our clients—first.
Call (702) 935-4144 to speak with any of our experienced modifications attorneys in the Las Vegas, NV, area.