Virginia Beach Enforcement and Modification Lawyer

We live in a time where the world seems to be constantly changing, and many of the ideas and plans that we once thought were firmly set in place are now in need of a change. This can be especially true when it comes to court orders that were applicable and satisfactory a year ago but are now in either need of enforcement or modification. Whether you need a current order enforced or modified, our family attorneys can assist you as well as answer any questions that you may have about your current orders. Contact a Virginia Beach enforcement and modification lawyer for help with the changes you need.

Is Hiring a Lawyer Necessary?

In an effort to enforce or modify existing orders, it is wise to hire a Virginia Beach attorney who has both skill and experience in the multiple aspects that can relate to this particular division of family law. If your problem revolves around your children in regard to visitation or child support, emotions can run particularly high due to the uncertainty of the outcome.

Because of the uncertainty of today’s times, it may be necessary to file a petition with the court requesting that the other parent pay more in either child support or spousal support. Conversely, we also understand that you may be in a position where you need to request a reduction in your financial obligations.

At Parks Zeigler, PLLC, we understand that we live in an ever-changing world and that there may be times when we find ourselves needing to make essential life changes, especially when it comes to the well-being of both ourselves and our children.

Requirements to Obtain a Divorce Modification?

There are certain requirements that must be met before a post-divorce modification can even be considered. One important factor to remember is that unless you can prove that a “significant change in circumstances” has occurred since the original order was finalized, the judge may be unwilling to grant a modification.

Some of the factors that a judge examines when considering a possible modification are as follows:

  • A change in employment – which can include a drop or increase in earnings or the number of total hours worked.
  • One parent having to relocate a substantial distance from where they live presently.
  • Strong evidence of child abuse or neglect. The court will always work to make a determination as to what is best for the overall health and well-being of the child.
  • Any medical conditions that may affect either parent or the child.

If the proposed modification will affect the child in any way, a judge is legally obligated to make a ruling of what they deem to be in the child’s best interest. An enforcement and modification lawyer in Virginia Beach can ensure your change meets the court’s requirements.

Can my Ex-spouse and I Use a Verbal Agreement to Modify Child Support?

In some cases of divorce, the spouses are still able to communicate positively with one another and enjoy a healthy, peaceful relationship. Because of this relationship, they are not opposed to perhaps changing the terms of their enforcement order in relation to child support if they feel a situation warrants it. It can be argued that this is a less expensive alternative to the various legal processes.

However, from a legal perspective, this is considered to be unwise as your relationship with one another may sour, and as such, you would have no legal documentation that your payments were lowered by a verbal agreement. It could also cause the parent making the child support payments to attempt to hide their financial situation from the other parent and, therefore, possibly deprive the child of adequate support. Finally, it is very easy to misinterpret, forget, or even disregard verbal agreements. When you and your ex-spouse want to make a modification, you need help from a Virginia Beach lawyer.

Why Should I Hire a Virginia Beach Enforcement and Modification Attorney to Help me With my Case?

As with any type of legal issue, the paperwork and details can be overwhelming and, at times, very difficult to understand. You will need an attorney who is well-versed in this area of family law and how they can best assist you going forward. We can help you navigate the complex rules and regulations that pertain to enforcement and modification and ensure that all of the legal paperwork is filled out correctly. We can also be your legal advocate in the courtroom when facing the judge when requesting a possible modification to a current order. We pledge to work hard to ensure that your legal rights are upheld. Call a Virginia Beach enforcement and modification lawyer today to discuss your needs.

Areas We Serve

With an office near Town Center, Virginia Beach and a second location beside the Chesapeake courthouse, our team provides quality legal representation across the entire Hampton Roads Area.

  • Virginia Beach
  • Hampton
  • Chesapeake
  • Newport News
  • Norfolk
  • Yorktown
  • Portsmouth
  • Accomack County
  • Suffolk
  • Northampton County

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