Modification issues for child support, visitation and spousal support often arise after the couple is divorced.
When the custodial parent asks for a child support modification, he or she must show that the child’s needs cannot be adequately met based on the support currently being received. If the non-custodial parent is seeking a downward modification, he or she must show that there is a substantial change in financial circumstances.
As far as a modification for visitation, it must be showed that there is a substantial change in circumstances since the visitation order took effect.
The ability to modify spousal support either upward or downward will depend on whether it was the result of a judgment or court order. Again, it must be showed that there is a substantial change in circumstances.
If you are requesting a modification in support or visitation, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will discuss your options, along with the best interests of your child.