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Family Law

Modification of Court Orders

A court can modify all or part of a prior order to address issues of child support, custody and visitation, and alimony. The party bringing the lawsuit has to show that there is a significant change in circumstance causing that person to ask for the change. People bring modification actions for many reasons. Some examples are; a significant change in the financial ability of a person to support the children or the former spouse; or, change of residence which affects the visitation schedule.

Before you start a modification action, it is advised that you seek legal advice to determine if your situation meets the legal criteria to modify a prior order.