Post-Judgment Modifications Address Changing Needs
Circumstances change. You may have lost your job, remarried or relocated. Your former spouse may have failed to abide by the terms of your divorce decree. Elements of your divorce decree that worked once may no longer reflect the reality of your situation. If that is the case, you may need to take legal action to modify your agreement.
After a divorce is finalized, many people still encounter family law issues that must be resolved. When it comes to modifying or enforcing court orders regarding child support, alimony, or other divorce-related issues, it is important to choose an attorney with experience. You need to understand your legal rights and options.
I am attorney Michael E. Eisenberg, and I have the skill and experience to help with the divorce process, as well as modifications to existing family law arrangements. Backed by more than 30 years of legal experience, I assist clients with a broad range of post-divorce issues, including modifications of court-ordered obligations and enforcement of divorce decrees.
To schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced Montgomery County divorce modification attorney, please contact me at 267-728-4535 or 800-851-2534. Located in Hatboro and Warrington, I serve clients throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Under Pennsylvania law, a modification to child support, child custody and visitation must be supported by evidence of a substantial change in circumstances. My extensive experience with modifications allows me to provide reliable counsel to my clients about the evidence and situations sufficient to justify a modification. In many cases, modifications are driven by job changes, including the loss of a job or a significant promotion. Serious health problems can also justify a modification to an existing court order.
Generally, a court-ordered alimony award can be modified, but it cannot be modified if the parties agreed to it by prenuptial or postnuptial agreement or by marital settlement agreement, unless the agreement specifically states that it is modifiable. Changes in one party’s financial circumstances can be cause for modification if provided for in the final alimony order or agreement. I can help you argue for or against alimony modification.
Even if the existing orders are sufficient, it is possible for disputes to arise over enforcing those orders. When there is a disagreement over the orders of the court, this can seriously complicate your post-divorce life. I represent clients who are seeking or opposing the enforcement of property division, economic distribution, child support, child custody, visitation and alimony orders. In any dispute over the obligations of a family-related court order, it is important to have strong, knowledgeable legal counsel.
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For professional assistance with any post-judgment modification or enforcement issue, contact me at 267-728-4535 or 800-851-2534 to arrange a free confidential consultation with an experienced lawyer.