On this week’s #FamilyFriday article, the attorneys at ERA Law Group, LLC are here to talk with you about modifications. Often, we meet with clients that don’t know they can request a change to their previous custody or support order. For example, a child support order from 10 years ago is likely very different than a child support order today. What if one parent has a new job? What if the child has new needs? What if one parent lost their job? There are many changes that may occur that make it necessary for you to modify your Court order.
The most important element of a modification is that there must be a material change in circumstance. A parent getting a new job but maintaining a similar salary or moving to another home in the same neighborhood are generally not considered a material change in circumstance. However, in many cases situations do arise which require one parent to seek a modification. Parents come to our office because one parent has received a significant raise, has moved far away, or has started a relationship with a questionable person. When these material changes occur, the Court can then evaluate whether the original order is still in the best interests of your child.
The attorneys at ERA Law Group, LLC are compassionate and understanding of each family’s unique circumstances. Call us at (443) 906-3566 to discuss your specific case and let the attorneys at ERA Law Group, LLC help you and your family!