Change is an inevitable part of life. Oregon courts recognize that your circumstances may change and you may need to change an existing spousal support, child custody, parenting time, or child support order. Knowledgeable family law attorney Samuel J. Kuzma will listen, help you assess your circumstances, and guide you through the process of requesting and obtaining a modification so that the order or agreement more accurately reflects your new reality.
The Modification Process in Oregon
If you decide to seek a modification of an existing support order or child custody agreement, it is a good idea to discuss your goals with a family law attorney. Typically, you will need to submit a formal written request to initiate the modification process. Depending on the type of modification you are requesting, the court or the Oregon Child Support Program will review the request and notify the other parent of the proposed modification. Sometimes, a dispute may arise during the modification process, and you may need to attend a hearing in order to clarify your position and present your case. Once the modification is approved, it will be signed by a judge at which time it goes into effect.
Ensuring Your Judgment Accurately Reflects Current Circumstances
There are a number of reasons why someone may request a modification. Perhaps they have recently lost their job, or they have experienced significant financial hardship. Maybe a parent has recently moved farther away so changes need to be made to the current custody arrangement or parenting time schedule. Whatever your specific needs may be, Kuzma Law, LLC is committed to protecting your best interests so that you and your family can continue to enjoy a secure future.