Post-Divorce Modification Attorneys in Seattle
Focused on Providing Exceptional Client Care
Modifications to existing
divorce decrees are common, as individuals can experience substantial changes
in one’s circumstances since a divorce was finalized. Finances may
change, a parent may move to another state, or issues may arise concerning
the care of a child. Whatever change you are experiencing, talk to our
skilled Seattle divorce attorneys.
At Wakefield Penny, PLLC, we can help guide families through the modification
process and represent a party who wishes to dispute a request for modification.
We can walk you through the
family law paperwork, the court system, and the entire process.
What can be modified?
- Parenting plans
- Child support
- Spousal support
Property distribution provisions in a divorce decree are not modifiable.
If you have any questions or concerns about modifying a current divorce
order, our Seattle divorce lawyers can offer personalized guidance and
For a FREE initial evaluation,
send us an email or call (206) 966-6933.
Justifying Modification After Divorce
Modifications must be approved by the court. Courts will only approve a
request if an individual experienced a significant change in his or her
circumstances that justifies the need to modify an existing judgment.
Modifications can be requested in the following circumstances:
- A severe illness or medical condition
- Dramatic change in income
- If one spouses remarries or cohabitates
- If there is a threat to a child’s welfare
You should never simply relocate or refuse to uphold your court order.
Such actions can lead to legal penalties, so it is important that you
follow court procedures and submit a sound, convincing petition to the
court with the help of an attorney. From start to finish, we can help
you prepare a persuasive modification petition and resolve any obstacles
or disputes along the way.
Contact Wakefield Penny, PLLC to tell us more about your changes.