Southern California Family Law

(818) 500-0511

(818) 500-0511

Southern California Family Law

Post-Judgment & Enforcement

While the aim of every family law action is to achieve a lasting stability for parents and children alike, the fact of the matter is that circumstances may change for every party involved. Furthermore, parties may fail to abide by the terms of a custody, support, or property distribution order. Whether you are seeking or defending against an action for modification or enforcement of an existing order, we can help.

Support Enforcement

Family law issues often come up after the judgment is entered. One of the more common problems is collecting past due child support or spousal support (sometimes known as alimony). If you believe your former spouse or partner owes you back support, it may be time to call an attorney.

We know it can be hard to ask for help. Maybe your former spouse or partner started paying less than ordered and it was easier to go along with it rather than open up old wounds. Or maybe they stopped paying altogether and you didn’t know what to do about it or were afraid to start another legal fight. No matter the reason, it may not be too late to do something about it, and we can help. If you are in a similar situation and need help obtaining the monetary relief that you deserve, contact a Glendale divorce attorney at our firm today to discuss your case.

At Simpson Law Group, we have the tools to enforce your support rights and collect your money. And we always try to avoid going to court when it makes sense for your case. After all, there are many ways to “get tough” without starting a legal war. For example, our firm recently obtained a support enforcement settlement of over $1,000,000 and we never had to set foot in court. But sometimes a harder line is called for. From asset seizures to property sales, Simpson Law Group can formulate the plan that works best for you. While your results may vary, our experience combined with our sensitivity to your particular needs help ensure that the best strategy is developed to get your money.

In this economy, money is tight for a lot of people, especially if you’re not receiving the financial support that you’re entitled to. Our firm has several payment options to help you through this process. Call us to discuss how we can best help you.

Do you need legal help with support enforcement? Contact a Glendale divorce lawyer at the firm to help you with your divorce today.

Post-Judgment Modifications

When a divorce is finalized, the court establishes orders based on the circumstances that existed on that date. Circumstances can change over time, however, and situations can develop where it may be appropriate for the court to review one or more of the original orders and determine if any adjustments should be made. These are often referred to as post-divorce modifications.

Obtaining court approval for a modification requires skillful representation from an experienced California family law attorney. Requests for modifications are not automatically approved, and a compelling case needs to be made in order for the court to do so. At Simpson Law Group, we have extensive experience representing clients on both sides of these cases.

If you feel that there has been a sufficient change in circumstances to merit a modification of the orders in your original divorce settlement agreement, our lawyers are ready to help. We work closely with you to understand the change in circumstances that you are facing. We will review your agreement and provide an honest assessment of your claim for a modification. If you have grounds for a modification, we will represent you at every stage of the process.

We have experience with all types of modifications, including:

Child Support: It may be appropriate to seek a modification if the income level of either parent has increased or decreased significantly. There can also be grounds to pursue a modification if there has been a significant increase in the amount of time that the non-custodial parent is caring for the children.

Child Custody: A modification to a custody order must serve the best interests of the children above all else. If work schedules change, one of the parents needs to relocate, concerns for the children’s safety under the care of either parent and other considerations can all create the need for a custody modification.

Spousal Support: Under California law, there are certain spousal support orders that are not able to be modified. For those that can be modified, it is necessary to show a significant change in circumstances from the time of the original award for the court to consider it. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and provide our best recommendation about how to proceed.

Contact our office in Glendale to discuss your post-divorce modification needs. You can reach us by phone at (818) 500-0511 to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney.

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