Modifications in St. Louis, Missouri

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Life is all about change-the changes you go through often affect many aspects of your life. If you have gone through a divorce and child custody or spousal support is now a part of your life, it is not uncommon to desire to modify one or more of these items.

Fortunately, with the proper legal assistance and support, you can pursue your desired modifications to a court agreement. A St. Louis family lawyer from our firm can assist you as you pursue your modifications. If your desire is for a smooth transition, our years of experience in family law can be an excellent asset to have on your side.

Types of Modifications

Due to the often complex nature of family law, the court takes modification requests very seriously. Whether or not you and your former spouse are in agreement also makes a difference in how the process will go.

Some of the most requested modifications include:

  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Child visitation
  • Spousal maintenance

When any one of these modifications is presented before the court, proper evidence and documentation is required in order to prove to the court that your request is valid.

Obtaining a Modification

After determining your desire for a modification, you can choose to talk to your ex-spouse privately before taking the matter to court. Should this be the case, it is important to obtain the support of an attorney to ensure your desires are clearly expressed.

However, if court involvement is necessary, you will need to follow a few key guidelines, including:

  • Filing a motion in the court where the initial judgment was acquired
  • Supplying your reasons for a desired modification
  • Providing your ex-spouse with a notice
  • Attending a court hearing

The court will make their decision based on the validity of your petition. In order to secure your anticipated outcome, you need someone on your side who can fight for you with compassion and dedication. A St. Louis divorce lawyer from our firm is passionate about fighting for the outcome our clients deserve.

Contact Hogan Law Group L.L.C. today for your free consultation!