It Is Possible To Modify Orders After Divorce

When circumstances change after a divorce is finalized, you may be able to modify the existing orders. We recommend speaking with a lawyer before you attempt to modify an order. The process may be more complex than you realize.

At Whitestone Young, PC, we represent people who are seeking or contesting modifications to child custody, child support or spousal support. Our Virginia family law attorneys have the experience to help you understand your rights and options. Speak with us today to learn more about post-divorce modifications.

Determining The Reason For The Modification

There must be a material change in circumstances in order to modify child custody, child support or spousal support. In custody cases, the modification must be in the best interests of the children. Parents frequently request custody modifications for reasons such as:

  • Parental relocation
  • A growing child's changing needs
  • Questions of parental fitness

In child support and spousal support modifications, the material change in circumstances is typically financial in nature. For example:

  • One party may suffer a job loss or other financial setback
  • One party may get a higher-paying job

Whatever the reason for the modification, we will help you determine whether it is a valid request. If you are seeking the modification, we will pursue it for you through negotiation, mediation, or, if necessary, litigation. If you are contesting the modification, we will vigorously argue your position.

Contact The Firm Today

Please call our Fairfax office at 703-591-0200 or contact us online for an appointment to discuss your case.