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Fishers Modification Litigators

Finding Fair Solutions for Divorced Couples

Divorce proceedings can take up to several years to reach a resolution. During that time, initial court orders regarding child support, custody and parenting time are usually modified progressively. When you finally receive that final divorce decree you might breathe a sigh of relief, thinking to yourself “it’s finally over.”

Unfortunately, a final divorce decree or settlement isn’t always the last time you might litigate your divorce. Under certain circumstances, final decrees can be modified by either party – resurrecting legal issues you thought were dead when the court decreed your divorce.

Fortunately, our family law attorneys at Massillamany Jeter & Carson can review your situation and counsel you on whether a modification of custody, parenting time or child support is warranted in your case.

How Does Modification Work?

If a substantial or material change of circumstances occurs after the underlying order or agreement was made, a modification of the order or agreement may be warranted. Examples of such substantial changes that often require a modification of the initial order include:

  1. The relocation of one party;
  2. A substantial increase in a party’s income;
  3. Disability impairing a spouse’s earning capacity;

The child’s best interest is the main concern when determining whether a modification of custody and parenting time is appropriate. When reviewing modifications of child support, a party must generally show that it has been one (1) year since the last child support order was issued and there has been a change in either one party or both parties’ incomes that would result in a 20% difference in the child support obligation.

If you or your former spouse is seeking to modify the terms of your divorce, our Fishers modification lawyers at Massillamany Jeter & Carson can help you. Call (317) 434-1490 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

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