Post-Divorce Enforcement And Modification
A divorce is not over when the final documents get signed. When there are children or support payments involved, the parties are bound by the decree. Neither party can simply relocate because of the impact this would have on the parenting plan and visitation schedule. Similarly, if one party is not paying the required support, something needs to be done. Without excellent legal representation, it is easy for people to find themselves feeling helpless. Maxey Law Office PLLC can be your ally through post-divorce issues and work with you to find solutions.
If your ex-spouse is not making support payments timely or is failing to follow the parenting schedule, we can help you. The provisions of the divorce decree must be followed. We can petition the court for a variety of remedies, including injunctions and wage garnishments, to make sure your interests are protected.
For a Washington court to approve a divorce modification, the petitioning party needs to establish a change in circumstances substantial enough to justify the modification. This is true for any type of modification, including child custody, spousal support and child support. A substantial change in circumstances can include:
- Relocation for work that will change custody
- Loss of work
- Substantial change in income
- Illness or injury to children, thus requiring greater support
If you are dealing with a divorce modification, it is critical to work with a legal team you can trust to protect your interests and the interests of your children. If you need to petition the court for a modification or contest a modification petition from your ex-spouse, we will provide you with sound legal counsel and powerful advocacy through the process.
Contact Us For Advice
To speak with an attorney about enforcement or modification of a divorce decree, call 509-828-4936 (800-477-7758 toll-free) or contact us online. We have decades of experience helping families adjust their arrangements to better fit their lives.