Tempe Modifications Lawyer
Guidance from a Phoenix Family Law Attorney
At The Law Office of Shawnna R. Riggers, P.L.L.C, our team of knowledgeable
family law attorneys understand that even after an amicable
divorce or separation, you might be second-guessing the agreements and court orders
that were established. After all, your entire life can be affected one
way or another after dissolving your relationship, so you will want to
be confident that things ended as best they could. This is especially
true when it comes to how your children are treated and supported.
The good news is that nothing is necessarily set in stone and you can still
make changes to
legal decision making and
child support agreements that were previously created during your divorce or separation.
If you would like to learn how to make these modifications with the helpful
guidance of a Phoenix & Tempe divorce and child custody lawyer,
schedule an initial consultation with our firm today.
Modifications to Child Support Imporve Stability
Although you can request that just about any decision regarding your divorce
be modified, you cannot make the changes on a whim. In order to get approved,
you need to present a valid argument to the court, often backed by significant
evidence or financial records. We can help you prepare your case and show
that you are entitled to a modification to child support.
Modifications to child support are due to a significant change in your
life, such as:
- Alterations to health insurance policies
- Unexpected job loss
- Physical or mental disability or illness
- Notable decrease or increase in income for either parent
While your child should be given the best care possible, you should also
not have to compromise your own financial security through uneven court
orders. If you can no longer afford to pay the amount of child support
agreed upon, you can request a modification to get it lowered. If your
ex-spouse is now making much more than you, a modification could allow
you to receive more financial aid each month. It all comes down to finding
a new fair balance and then backing it up with legal precedent provided
by a compassionate family law attorney.
Pursue Modifications to Custody Rights
A significant change in your finances or living conditions might also require
you to seek modification to child custody agreements, as well as changes
in your ex-spouse’s life. If they take a new job in California,
for example, and have full custody of your child, you may have to file
for modifications that allow you to have primary custody, keeping your
child in their home state of Arizona. Oppositely, unforeseen situations
may make it more difficult for you to spend ample time at home and you
may need to modify your parenting time schedule to ensure your allotted
time with the children is going to work for your new schedule.
Our Phoenix child custody lawyers can help you understand your options
- Legal decision making
- Joint legal decision making
- Sole legal decision making
- Parenting time
Ready to Make a Change? Contact Our Tempe Divorce and Parenting Time Attorney
The bottom line is that if you need to make a modification to child support
or child custody agreements, you should not hesitate to learn your legal
options with a professional. At our firm, we are focused on our clients’
needs and approach each case with a personally-tailored touch. We believe
it is through this unique level of dedication that we have been able to
earn the trust of the people of Phoenix, Tempe, and the surrounding areas.