What To Do When An Existing Order Needs To Be Changed
Once the divorce process has been completed or family court orders have been established to set guidelines for child custody, child support and spousal support, they need to be followed. All parties are bound by the terms of the orders, as they have been filed with and approved by the court. However, changes can be made if needed.
When you need to have a court order changed, talk to us at the Wickliffe office of John Shryock Co. L.P.A. With more than 40 years of experience in family law and other domestic matters, attorney John Shryock and our firm are here to help families every step of the way.
Modifications Through The Court
Since the initial child support, child custody, spousal support (alimony) or other family law order was established in a court, it is important that you go back through the court to make changes. The court will recognize a substantial change in circumstances that would affect an order, such as the gain or loss of a job, a change in a job, the relocation of a parent to another city or state, a subsequent marriage, additional children being born and others.
All of these things affect the ability to pay and/or spend time with children.
Our firm will take your situation and craft a petition for a modification to ensure you are able to meet the expectations in light of your new situation. Additionally, we defend parents who are attempting to have a modification blocked, as it is not always in their best interests or the best interests of the children to have things formally changed.
Enforcement Of Orders
In addition to handling changes to existing family court orders, we assist clients with the enforcement of these orders. All parties must abide by the terms set and if they do not, the order can be enforced by the court, sometimes involving law enforcement. If an order is continuously ignored, the party that is in violation may be held in contempt.
Learn More About Your Options
If there has been a major change in your financial or living situation, we can help you obtain a modification of your child custody, child support or spousal support orders under appropriate circumstances.