Experienced Family Law Attorney Helping Portland & Tigard Clients with Custody & Support Modifications
There are countless situations in which your circumstances change enough to warrant a modification of a child custody and support or spousal support order. Whether or not a modification is granted by the court, however, depends heavily on your ability to communicate your justifications. Experienced family law attorney Lee Tyler has over 30 years of experience making the case for his clients and will eagerly do the same for you.
What Warrants a Modification?
In order for a judge to grant a modification to a custody or support order, we must clearly demonstrate why it is necessary. Minor changes or a desire for a different lifestyle likely will not qualify. Some circumstances that may be considered valid include, but are not limited to:
- A significant change in or loss of your income
- A significant change in your child’s needs
- You or your former spouse has remarried
- You have experienced a major medical event that impacts your abilities and income
- The age of the children involved
It is also important to note that you can only apply for a modification after 35 months since the previous order was issued.
Getting the Help You Need
Whatever your personal circumstances, it is wise to retain a competent family law attorney to help with your legal needs. We are intimately aware of the processes and precedents involved and will use this to your advantage when the time comes.