Gresham Modification Lawyers
Amend Your Existing Divorce Order
It would be unrealistic to assume that a divorce judgment will remain effective forever after the dissolution of a marriage. Fortunately, the court recognizes this and offers individuals the opportunity to change or modify the terms of the judgment. Though your property rights are not modifiable, custody, support, and parenting time orders can be modified if needed. At Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law, our Gresham modification attorneys are skilled in handling child support, spousal support, and child custody modifications. We can also assist with the enforcement of existing orders.
Discuss your needs with us today by calling (503) 470-2230.
When to Request a Modification
At GFBL, our lawyers have extensive experience guiding clients through the many challenging aspects of changing old terms in a divorce judgment that no longer works.
You may need to update your divorce order if:
- You wish to move
- You change jobs
- You lose your job or suffer a loss of income
- You or your child becomes ill
- You or your ex-spouse remarry
Even if both parents agree to the modification, you will have to have your agreement documented and filed with the court to ensure it is enforceable.
The Importance of Retaining a Lawyer When Modifying Court Orders
Some people make the mistake of only getting a verbal agreement from the other party regarding a change without formalizing anything. Any modification — whether temporary or permanent — must be communicated through the court system to be enforceable. Our post-judgment modification attorneys in Gresham can help you initiate a petition to modify your divorce order. We can also help you respond to a petition that your ex-spouse has filed.
Courts will only grant a modification if you can prove that a substantial change in your circumstances necessitates the change. Our attorneys at GFBL have extensive experience building strong, airtight cases for our clients who need to modify existing court orders. We can gather all evidence and present it effectively to the court to boost your chances of success.