Divorce can end a marriage. It may not, however, permanently resolve the legal issues between the former couple. As life circumstances evolve, new issues can arise, and exes may need to seek changes to court orders issued during their divorce.
At The Datz Law Firm, our Broomfield family lawyers are experienced at representing clients in any type of post-divorce matter. Whether you need to seek or dispute a modification related to existing custody orders, support payment orders or other court orders, our attorneys are ready to advise and guide you at every step of the process, aggressively protecting your interests as we work relentlessly to obtain the best resolution possible.
We are available to meet with you during and outside our office hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). We are flexible, available and responsive so that you can get the answers and information you need as soon as possible
Spousal Support Modifications
Parties paying or receiving spousal support can request a modification of these payments when changing circumstances necessitate it. The grounds for requesting a modification of spousal support in Colorado can include (and may not be limited to) significant and continuing changes impacting either party’s:
- Income, assets or property – Losing a job or having to file for bankruptcy are a few examples of these types of financial changes.
- Child-related expenses – These expenses can increase when, for instance, one party may have another child.
Please be aware, however, that a final divorce decree may stipulate that spousal support cannot be changed in the future. If this is the case, it may not be possible to request a modification of these payments.
Child Custody Modifications
If parents need to modify parenting time arrangements, a Motion to Modify Parenting Time will need to be filed with the court. Typically, there will need to be a legitimate reason for requesting a modification, like (but not limited to):
- A parent is moving.
- A parent has developed a new health impairment or condition.
- A parent has been convicted of a crime and/or has been incarcerated.
- A child is in danger under the provisions of the current parenting plan.
It is also important to point out that:
- When modifying parenting time arrangements, the court may also make changes to child support orders and/or orders related to each parent’s decision-making authority for the child.
- Generally, the court will only consider motions for custody modification two years after the date of a previous motion (unless the current situation endangers the child’s wellbeing). This means that, if a parent has sought a custody modification within the past two years, (s)he will typically have to wait until two years have passed (from the date of the previous modification) to seek another change to these orders.
Child Support Modifications
Contact an Experienced Broomfield Divorce & Family Law Attorney at The Datz Law Firm
For experienced help seeking or disputing a post-divorce modification, contact a trusted Broomfield divorce & family law attorney at The Datz Law Firm by calling (720) 879-1114 or emailing us for a case evaluation.
At The Datz Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping our clients protect their rights, overcome challenging family legal issues and move forward to a brighter future. Proud to offer the same level of advocacy and service we would want in our clients’ shoes, our lawyers are ready to help you work towards your legal objectives so that you can put the conflict behind you.
From our Broomfield office, The Datz Law Firm represents clients throughout the state of Colorado in various types of family law cases.