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Child Custody Modification

Court Orders Can Be Changed

Child support may be modified — either upward or downward — if either parent’s financial circumstances change significantly. Spousal support or alimony can be modified based on income change. Child custody and visitation arrangements may be modified in order to protect the best interests of the child. The experienced lawyers of Hale Ball are available to provide legal representation, whether you are interested in making changes to a court order or you want to prevent changes from being made.

Experienced in High-Conflict Family Law Cases

Divorce decree modifications can be as contentious as the original divorce proceedings. Financial investigations may be necessary to prove or fight against a request for a child support modification or spousal support modification. We may need to obtain expert opinions from child psychologists in order to build a case for or against modification of a child custody or visitation agreement, particularly if that modification involves relocation.

In order to make a change, the party requesting it must be able to prove that there has been a material change in circumstances since the court order was entered. The loss of job may not be sufficient. The other side may argue that unemployment or underemployment is voluntary, in which case a modification may not be allowed. Our lawyers have been handling these cases for decades, so we understand the nuances involved. Regardless of your situation, you can be confident in our ability to help you achieve your goals.

Attorneys Handling Modification and Enforcement

A request for modification may stem from attempts at enforcement. One side may not have been complying with child custody and visitation orders, child support orders or other orders. However, it is possible that there were legitimate reasons for the lack of compliance. We may seek a modification in order to ensure compliance in the future.

Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Attorney

If you have a question, we encourage you to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Northern Virginia lawyers. To make an appointment call us at the above telephone number 1-703-591-4900 or use the contact form below.

Since 1980 the AV-rated law firm of Hale Ball has served the legal needs of individuals and businesses. Our team of attorneys include lawyers named to Super Lawyer and Rising Star lists, as well as attorneys with advanced legal degrees, specialty certifications and lawyers who teach their areas of practice to other lawyers.

Use the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation, or call 703-591-4900.

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