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Modifications of Custody and Support

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer

After a divorce, it can be necessary to modify an existing child custody or child support order. This process must be managed by a professional, and a Rhode Island divorce lawyer will help you complete it as efficiently as possible. In order to qualify for a modification, the person requesting it must demonstrate a substantial change in circumstances.

Some common reasons behind modification requests include:

  • A parent has had a recent significant increase or decrease in income
  • A child or ex-spouse has had a substantial increase or decrease in need
  • A new job
  • Recent retirement
  • A significant change in health
  • Heightened medical costs
  • A large change in the cost of living

Retain an Attorney in Rhode Island to Help You Prove Your Case

When demonstrating these different changes, evidence needs to be presented and may be in the form of medical bills, a doctor's note, bank statements, W-2 forms or pay stubs. There are other forms of evidence that may be submitted, and your divorce lawyer in Rhode Island will be able to help you come up with these documents.

The Law Office of Patricia A. Sullivan is here to protect your interests during a modification of custody and support. I have over 30 years of experience practicing law and understand that your family is your first priority. You deserve a comfortable attorney-client relationship that is open, communicative and responsive.

Contact Attorney Sullivan for Legal Counsel

If you have recently changed or lost your job, you must take legal action as soon as possible to have your child support or alimony arrangements modified. The courts will not know that your circumstances have changed, and you will still be required to pay the full amount until your modification is filed. Parental relocation can also complicate custody and support modifications. If you have lost your job, you need to move, or if your former spouse is moving, speak to me to learn about your modification options.