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Court Order Modification

Experienced Virginia Attorneys Help with Family Court Order Modifications

Charlottesville lawyers skilled in custody and support revisions

A court order that serves its purpose when issued may become detrimental when time passes and circumstances change. The lawyers at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. are accomplished at obtaining favorable modifications for child custody and visitation arrangements as well as for child support and spousal support payments. With offices in Charlottesville, Palmyra and Harrisonburg, we help Virginia families and individuals build valid cases for modifying court orders to reflect the life changes they have experienced.

Determined attorneys seek adjustments to child custody and visitation orders

Certain requirements must be met in order to modify an original ruling on child custody or visitation rights in Virginia. We help parents navigate the modification process for:

  • Child custody — Modifications of a child custody order must meet the same standards as the initial order. When a modification is requested via a motion to amend filed with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, the judge will seek an arrangement that is in the child’s best interests. You need to show only that an adjustment to custody would be beneficial for your child.
  • Visitation — A motion to amend can be used to request a change in a visitation order, covering the schedule that parents should follow on a daily basis as well as for special occasions.

Our goal is to help achieve court orders that allow children to grow up with stability and security.

Respected law firm helps with changes to child support and spousal support

Decisions about modification of Virginia child support and spousal support orders are made by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. We assist clients with motions to amend orders of:

  • Child support — To get the court to agree to a modification of your child support agreement, you must be able to justify it by showing a substantial change in your life circumstances, such as a significant shift in either parent’s income or in the child’s needs.
  • Spousal support — Substantial changes in your financial situation can also make it possible to modify your alimony arrangement. A modification may be granted if, for example, the paying party becomes unemployed or experiences a significant decrease in income, or if the receiving party gets remarried or moves in with another partner.

The court-ordered amount for child support and alimony payments is of profound importance to both the payer and the recipient. We work to reach fair support agreements for the parties involved.

Contact an experienced Virginia law firm for court order modification help

We care. We fight. We help our clients put their lives back together. For further guidance on modifying family court orders, consult a knowledgeable attorney at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Call our legal team at 434-973-7474 or contact us online to make an appointment. We have offices in Charlottesville, Palmyra, Harrisonburg, and Staunton, VA.

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