Modifications Attorney in Stillwater

Understanding Court Order Modifications in Oklahoma

Modifications Set in Place

Court orders are binding once finalized, however, there are certain changes in circumstances that are recognized by the court as sufficient reason to modify an order. In some cases, parents who want to refuse visitation or relinquish custody may ask for a modification to existing agreements.

Other examples of changes in circumstances would include:

  • Remarriage
  • Loss of a job
  • Change of employment
  • Domestic violence incidents
  • Illness or injury
  • Remarriage

When circumstances change, it is often necessary to modify court orders that affect you and your loved ones. With the right legal help on your side, you can greatly maximize your chances of success. At Campbell Law Office, PLLC, Stillwater attorney Alyssa Campbell can work with you on a thorough and personal level to fight for an outcome that fits your unique needs.

Backed by more than 20 years of legal experience, Attorney Campbell understands how to best navigate your legal situation. Our family law firm provides you with compassionate counsel and personal attention as you make the choices that will affect your future. We are passionate about what we do and offer that dedication, along with the legal resources and advice you need to make educated decisions.

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What Court Orders Can Be Modified?

You can modify court arrangements if you can prove that the change is necessary due to a change of circumstance and is in the best interest of the child, the following court orders can be modified:

Modifying Spousal Support Agreements

You can likely get a spousal support order modified in Oklahoma if there has been a significant change in the earning ability of the spouse receiving the support, examples of this include:

  • A change in the income level of the receiving spouse
  • Proof that the receiving spouse is living with a significant other (this could indicate an increase in overall household income)

If you are paying spousal support and either of these situations apply to you, do not hesitate to contact us. You may have grounds to request a support modification from the courts.

Modifying Child Support Matters

Like spousal support you can likely get a child support order modified in Oklahoma if there has been a significant change in circumstances, there are two sides of the coin to consider here:

  • An increase in income to the spouse receiving child support might be grounds for a decrease in the amount of child support being paid.
  • Alternatively, if an unforeseen expense arises for the child (such as education or medical), then the spouse receiving child support might have grounds to request for an increase in support.

Modifying Child Custody

To get a child custody order modified, it must be proven that it will be in the best interest of the child. When the court made the original decree, it based in on the best interest of the child. Therefore, the circumstances must have significantly changed since the courts original decree for any possible modification. An example of a significant change includes the relocation of a spouse.

With the advice and guidance of our Stillwater modifications attorney, you will be equipped to navigate your legal situation. Our attorney can provide you with the assistance you need to maximize your chances of obtaining the modifications you desire. We are passionate about providing personal legal services at an affordable cost.

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