In the years following your divorce, your life will change substantially. A divorce agreement or parenting plan that was sensible at the time of your divorce may no longer reflect the realities of your life. In these situations, it may be necessary to formally modify your divorce agreement or parenting plan. A knowledgeable lawyer can provide invaluable assistance.
Based in Westport, the post-judgment modification attorneys of BRODER & ORLAND LLC are adept at modifying child custody, child support and alimony. We will remain attentive to your needs, goals and the best interests of your children as we work toward changing the terms of your custody or support agreement.
Modifying Custody Or Support Based On A Substantial Change Of Circumstances
When determining whether a modification is warranted, the court will look to see whether there has been a substantial change in circumstances. Examples of a substantial change in circumstances may include a significant increase (or decrease) in one party's income, an increased need for support or changes in the children's lives requiring an adjustment of a parenting plan. Further, any changes to a parenting plan must be in the child's best interests.
Our legal team often encourages clients to resolve post-judgment modification disputes through mediation and collaboration in order to save the time, expense and stress of going to court. We are skilled in providing mediation and collaboration services for our clients and/or guiding them through the process with an outside source. In many instances, a collaborative approach can facilitate a more favorable resolution that takes into consideration each party's interests. When appropriate, however, our firm will aggressively assert our clients' position through litigation in order to obtain the desired outcome.
Contact BRODER & ORLAND LLC
Call 203-222-4949 or e-mail our law firm to schedule a consultation.