Modification of Judgments Attorneys | Portland, OR

Modification of Judgments

Family Law Modification of Judgments Attorneys Portland, Oregon

What Does It Mean to "Modify a Judgment?"

After the dissolution of marriage judgment is entered, child custody, parenting time, child support and related issues, and spousal support may be modifiable.

To modify custody, child support, or spousal support, the moving party must prove that a substantial, unanticipated change in circumstance occurred since the time the judgment was entered. Parenting time can be modified upon a showing that it is in the best interest of a child to do so.

Although modification cases are usually less complex than divorce cases, there is a large and sometimes conflicting body of law that governs each kind of modification. Further complicating modification proceedings is the unfortunate fact that parties sometimes enter into poor settlements, or are bound by judgments that do not adequately set forth their rights.

What Our Lawyers Can Do On Your Behalf

We will work with you to understand whether there is a reasonable factual and legal basis for modification. As is the case in a divorce proceeding, if we file a modification proceeding on your behalf, or respond to a modification proceeding, we will work with you to obtain the information necessary to move forward with your case. We will also work with you to assess the range of possible results and to settle your case. In the event your case does not settle, we have litigated a full range of issues in modification proceedings and are prepared to do so on your behalf.

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