Post-Divorce Modifications Lawyer in Portland
Compassionate & Dedicated Attorneys Serving Oregon Families
The Portland divorce lawyers at Landerholm Law, represent individuals facing
marriage dissolution and other family law issues in Oregon. As time passes,
your family's needs and resources will change. Perhaps the agreements
made during a divorce no longer address the needs and schedules of the
children. Maybe a change in employment has significantly altered a parent's income.
If you need help modifying your divorce orders, call Landerholm Law at
(503) 573-5566 for a consultation.
How Are Divorce Orders Modified?
Regardless of the reasons, most modifications to a court order are a simple
process when both parties agree. However, if an agreement cannot be reached
or if there are concerns about the welfare of the children, then it becomes
more complicated to modify court orders.
- The process for various issues may look like this:
Child custody - If both parents agree to the change, this is a relatively quick and
painless process. However, legally disputing custody is complicated. The
court will change a custody ruling only if a substantial change in circumstances
in the custodial parent's ability to care for the child.
Joint custody - A common misconception about joint custody is the idea that a judge
can order the arrangement. In Oregon, this is not an option. Joint custody
can only be negotiated outside of court. If both parties agreed to joint
custody and there has been a change in circumstance, then it is possible
to revisit the custody arrangements and argue for sole custody.
Parenting time - Parenting time is modified according to the best interests of the child.
However, this is one court order that is expected to change over time.
The process is straightforward when both parties agree. If there is a
dispute, then it will require presenting an argument and evidence before
Spousal support - Modifications to spousal support are considered only when a significant
and unanticipated change in finances has occurred.
Child support - Child support may be modified either through the Child Support Program
directly or through a court process. There are reasons to use one process
over the other. Our attorneys can help you through either process if a
change in your financial situation has occurred such that your child support
should increase or decrease.
Portland divorce lawyer, we are prepared to provide clear and direct legal counsel about the most
effective and efficient ways to meet your goals. If both parties agree
to the modifications, our team can handle all of the necessary documentation.
If necessary, we can also represent your best interests in court.
Call Our Experienced Portland Child Custody Modification Attorneys
Our office is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon.
We represent clients throughout Oregon.
Call Landerholm Law, at (503) 573-5566 to arrange a consultation with
our experienced Portland post-divorce modification law firm.