Modification Attorneys in Colorado Springs
Helping Our Clients Adjust Legal Decrees
After a court has made the final decision regarding a case, some orders
may require modification. These orders usually have to do with child custody,
child support, or spousal support. At Knies, Helland & McPherson our
attorneys are dedicated to providing skilled legal services to all our
clients. We can help you determine whether your current situation warrants
a modification to an order and help you come up with a plan of action.
To get started, call our office today at
How Do I Modify a Child Custody Agreement?
If you are looking to modify a child custody agreement, then you must provide
the court proof that your circumstances have changed since the original
agreement. Additionally, you must be able to demonstrate how this modification
is in the best interests of your child. This is because the court’s
primary goal is to ensure a child is well taken care of. So, for example,
if you would like to modify a custody agreement because you would like
more time for yourself, the court is likely to reject your request.
The court will commonly grant a modification if you:
Are moving to a new state and the current
custody agreement will no longer work;
- The other parent must work odd or long hours;
- Believe the child’s current living situation to be unsafe;
- Believe the child is struggling in school due to the custodial parent’s
- The other married remarried and there are stepchildren to consider.
How Do I Modify My Child Support Payments?
Like child custody arrangements, you must prove there is a significant
change in either you or the other parent’s circumstances that warrants
a modification. Our attorneys can help you present your case and strongly
advocate for your rights.
Generally, a change in circumstance include:
- A substantial change in income (increase or decrease);
- An increase in childcare expenses; and/or
- The paying parent refusing to uphold the payment schedule.
If you and the other parent can agree on modifying child custody, you may
not need to step foot in a courtroom. One of our attorneys can help you
draw up a mutually agreed upon payment plan and, if both parties willfully
sign it, will file this document with the court.
How Do I Modify My Spousal Support Payments?
It’s not uncommon for spousal support to have a defined end date
in the agreement. For example, support may end if the receiving spouse
gets remarried or the original judge may have decided to grant support
for only 3 years. Sometimes, you may need an alteration in your spousal
support agreement due to factors neither party could have foreseen. At
Knies, Helland & McPherson Law, we can help you gather evidence of
your situation and effectively present your need for this modification
to the court.
Common reasons people seek spousal support modifications are:
- The paying party has significant financial trouble and can no longer make
the full payments;
- Both parties agree the amount to be excessive or insufficient and have
reached an agreement on a new payment amount; and/or
- One party violated the terms of the agreement.
The first step to filing a spousal support modification to modify or terminate
the existing agreement. Additionally, you must submit an application for
this request that includes evidence to support this request. The court
reviews this application and decides whether to approve the modification
or deny it.
Contact Our Colorado Springs Modifications Attorneys Today
Our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of medication law and can
help you gather relevant evidence to back up this request for modification.
We understand that this process can sometimes be difficult and will guide
you through every step.
Fill out this online form
or call us at
(719) 626-8530 to get started!