In a majority of family law cases, the final judgment will conclusively resolve all of the issues in the case and allow the parties to move on with their lives. However, even the most well-drafted judgment may not be able to complete eliminate the need to adjustment or modification of certain matters in the future. These include spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation. A chance in circumstances after the judgment is issued may require a modification of some or all of these matters.
To successfully request a modification, a party must prove that the circumstances that existed at the time of the judgment have changed significantly, and a modification is needed. Relevant changes include:
- Increase/decrease in income for one or both parties;
- Loss of employment;
- Change in the child(ren)’s needs;
- Change in times spent with child(ren);
- Relocation of one of the parents to a new home;
Regardless of whether you are considering initiating a modification of a judgment or you are responding to a modification request, a consultation an experienced attorney from The Kurta Law Firm will provide you with insight that you will need in order to make an informed decision about your best course of action. For an informative consultation, we invite you to call us at (925) 385-8586.