Salt Lake City Modifications Lawyers
Legal Representation for Your Family’s Changing Needs
Child support is often awarded during the divorce process. However, these orders can be modified later when circumstances change. A judge may increase or decrease the existing child support order to reflect changes in a situation. At Nelson, Taylor & Associates, our Salt Lake City modifications attorneys assist clients in requesting changes to a divorce or child custody arrangement.
If you are wondering if a post-decree modification is possible, call (801) 901-7046 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Modifying Child Support & Custody
In order to have an existing order modified, it is necessary to demonstrate to the judge that there has been a substantial change in circumstance. The judge may decide to make a temporary or permanent modification based on the evidence. Our attorneys have represented many clients in modifications in Salt Lake City and can work to ensure that your rights are protected.
A modification may be awarded when:
- The paying parent has a significant increase in income
- The receiving parent has a significant decrease in income
- One parent involuntarily loses a job
- One parent remarries
- Either parent experiences serious illness or disability
- The child’s educational or medical needs increase significantly
In addition to child support, other issues in the divorce decree can be modified, such as child custody. The court may award a custody modification when it is in the best interests of the child or there has been a material change in circumstances, such as the custodial parent relocating to another state.
Tailored Legal Representation
Whether you are seeking a modification of child support or custody, our Salt Lake City divorce attorneys can help you navigate the complex legal system. We provide an honest evaluation of your case and can explain the law as it pertains to your situation to set realistic expectations about what is likely to happen in your case. Throughout the entire process, we fight to make sure your rights are protected and advocate for the best interests of your family.