Columbus, Ohio, Child Support Modifications Attorneys
Most people would like to think that by the time their final divorce or dissolution decree is filed they are finished having to make decisions regarding matters such as child custody, child support and spousal support (alimony). The truth is life circumstances often change and require these issues and others to be revisited for modifications to be made to those existing agreements or court orders.
Types of Modifications
Our law office handles all types of modifications to existing separation agreements in dissolution cases as well as divorce decrees and other custody orders pertaining to issues such as:
- Child support
- Child custody
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Parenting Time or Visitation
- Child relocation or parent relocation
The attorneys in our law firm will first have a detailed conversation with you about the change in circumstances that you believe necessitates a modification. We will examine the facts of your situation to determine if they fit the legal parameters for requesting a modification, such as changing child custody or parenting time and whether it’s in the best interest of the child. Often, there is no limit on time or how often changes can be made. However, courts scrutinize reasoning and supporting evidence closely, denying frivolous or poorly supported requests. Don’t waste any of this time trying to figure things out for yourself, contact us today!
Relocations and Move-Aways
In the case of a relocation or move-away situation, we understand the requirements of the Uniform Child Custody Act (also known as the
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act). If Ohio is your child’s home state and other factors apply, you may have the right to modify an agreement or court order issued in another state. However, the best interest of the child standard will guide the court in reaching any determination.
Child Support and Spousal Support Modifications Attorney
When it comes to spousal support, and sometimes child support, among other requirements you need to demonstrate a substantial change in financial condition to have a modification granted for an increase or a decrease in amount. Regarding spousal support, our lawyers analyze your separation agreement or divorce decree to determine if your right to modify spousal support is prohibited or limited. Your agreements or decrees must have a specific reservation of jurisdiction by the court for you to be able to modify spousal support, so it is important to have your agreement drafted and reviewed by an experienced attorney.
For more information, or to set up an appointment with one of our attorneys, contact Buck & Fish Ltd. today.