In Family Law, the entry of the Judgment is not necessarily the end of a case. A party can seek modification of child support (until the child turns 18 or if still in high school 19 or graduation, whichever first occurs), child custody/visitation (until a child turns 18), and spousal support orders after a judgment has been entered, if grounds to do so exist. Typically, modifying an existing order requires a significant change in circumstances from those which existed at the time the order was made. It is important to be aware of the law and possible consequences, such as an increase in support, decrease in time-share, or susceptibility to an adverse attorney’s fees award before filing modifications to any order.
The Law Offices of Kim Marie Staron can advise you as to your rights and options on these and other family law issues. Please call for a free half-hour telephone consultation or complete the Contact Us form below.