Grounds for Modifications in Rhode Island
What are the grounds for the modification of a court order after divorce?
Generally speaking, there must be a substantial change in circumstances
for the court to approve a change to a divorce order. Some of the grounds
that could allow for a modification include the following:
- 3 years have passed since a child support order was issued;
- A significant increase or decrease in the income of one party;
- Reduced employment income;
- Job change;
- Significant health changes, such as a serious illness or injury;
- Medical costs that have significantly increased;
- A significant change in the cost of living;
- Other factors.
If you are hoping to modify an existing court order, whether an
alimony modification, custody modification,
child support modification or related to a parent relocating, contact my firm, The Law
Office of Patricia A. Sullivan for assistance. I have served as counsel
in a wide range of family law matters for more than 30 years, and I am
very familiar with the process of seeking and obtaining a modification.
The most commonly requested modification is a child support modification.
Do I need an attorney for modifying the terms of my family court order?
It is important that you consult with an attorney if you want to request
a modification. How your case is presented to the court can make a difference
in the decision. I have extensive experience serving as counsel in all
divorce and family law matters, and can professionally prepare and present
your modification request for you.
The first step is to
contact me so I can review your situation and advise you about what can be done to
help you. I can also assist in fighting a modification if my client believes
that it is not fair, or that any false information is being submitted
to the court. My objective is to help my clients resolve these issues
quickly, and with the least amount of difficulty, so that he or she can
move ahead with life without a court matter pending.