Delaware Post Judgment Modification Lawyer
Sometimes circumstances change after your Delaware divorce or other family law agreement has been established as a standing court order. If the previously unforeseen changes in circumstances are significant enough to warrant a modification request by the court, the law allows you to go back into court and ask that the original agreement be revised or modified.
A post judgment modification may be requested by either party identified by the standing court order. Common post judgment family law modifications include, but are not limited to:
- Child Custody (Parenting Plan) Modification: A parent may make a request to change the existing child custody or visitation court orders is a significant change in circumstances exist to warrant a modification of the current child custody and visitation orders. However, any modification must still be in the best interest of the child or children.
- Child Support Modification: A parent may make a request to change the existing court ordered amount of child support owed when a substantial change in the circumstances surrounding the support of the child can be effectively demonstrated to the court. However, any modification must still be in the best interest of the child or children.
- Alimony Modification: A spouse may make a request to change the existing court ordered amount of spousal support / alimony owed if they can demonstrate a substantial change in the circumstances surrounding the spousal support / alimony which warrants the alteration of an alimony award.
As a Delaware law firm providing professional post judgment modification attorney legal services in Wilmington, New Castle County, and Kent County, and the surrounding area, we will always work diligently to protect your legal rights and options regarding post judgment modifications, divorce, or other family law issues or disputes. Learn more about your rights by scheduling a confidential legal consultation with an experienced Post Judgment Modification Attorney at Wahl Family Law by calling 302-658-2834.
In order for a post judgment modification to be granted in Delaware it must be established that the change of circumstances meet the burden of significant change, or the modification has been mutually agreed upon by both parties. The burden of significant change may be different for each modification request due to the unique circumstances of each family law case.
Regarding Delaware Child Support Modifications, generally a 10% or better increase or decrease in the ordered child support will be considered a substantial change in circumstances.
Regarding Alimony Modification requests, if the person paying alimony gets a pay raise or higher paying job, this may not be grounds for the other party to request more in alimony, however, if the person paying alimony looses his or her job or has an unforeseen reduction in income this may be grounds for requesting an alimony reduction. There are many variables that may prompt a Delaware alimony modification by either party. Experienced legal counsel can provide you the answers you need relating to your specific circumstances, as well as represent you in your alimony modification hearing.
Get Answers You Need About Modifications to Final Judgments
Make sure you are fully aware of your legal rights and options in any divorce or family law legal issue. We are ready to provide the answers you need and the representation you deserve. Speak to a Delaware post judgment modification attorney at Wahl Family Law by calling 302-658-2834. The initial consultation fee is $450.00.