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Get A Court Order That Suits Your Current Life

Your life is bound to change following a court order for child support, custody or alimony. Family law judges understand this. In these situations, you petition for a modification to your existing court order.

When your life has changed, we can help you secure the post-judgment modifications that you need. We are Law Offices of John A. Guthrie, a full-service law firm serving California families since 1990. No matter what your life is like or your relationship with your former partner, we can work with you to develop the practical solutions you need.

Which Court Orders Can I Modify?

Property division orders from a divorce typically will not be granted a modification. However, you may be able to have your alimony order modified whether you are the paying or dependent spouse. Orders for child custody, parenting schedules and child support frequently receive modifications.

Will I Qualify For A Modification?

The court will not grant a post-decree modification for just anyone. You or the other parent must agree on the terms of the order, or, if not, you must demonstrate that you have gone through a significant life change that your existing order no longer accommodates. Some examples include:

  • Loss of a job
  • Significant increase or decrease in income
  • Relocation
  • Change in work schedule
  • Change in child’s medical needs
  • Change in health insurance coverage
  • Presence of substance abuse, domestic violence or mental illness

It is important to present your case persuasively for the court to grant you a modification. We can help you tell your story so the judge understands your needs.

Ask How To Get A Post-Judgment Modification

Reach out to us at our offices in Danville or Pleasanton for a free consultation to discuss post-decree modifications. Our experienced lawyers can determine whether you are a good candidate. Then, we will help you with every step of the process. To get in touch, call 925-271-4342 or send us an email.