Maine Divorce Modification Attorney Robert H. Prince takes care to provide his clients with high-quality services personalized for their unique needs. He is available for professional, courteous, and efficient consultation, Monday through Saturday.
Maine Divorce Modification Attorney
When a couple goes through a divorce in Maine, they may be legally obligated to pay child support, respect visitation rights, pay alimony, or follow other legal rulings. Nonetheless, the initial divorce decrees from the court may not apply further down the road. Financial and living circumstances change and Maine courts recognize that some divorce decrees need to be modified.
For this reason, it is critical to contact a Maine divorce modification attorney. At the Law Office of Attorney Robert H. Prince, we can help you through the modification process and represent your legal complaints in Maine family courts. Through a combination of compassion for our clients and expert knowledge of Maine divorce laws, attorney Robert H. Prince provides a thorough, no-stones-left-unturned legal approach.
To get in touch with Maine family law attorney Robert Prince, call our law offices as soon as possible at (617) 721-9141 or (603) 401-0409.
What is a “Substantial Change in Circumstances?”
Divorce modification is essentially the legal process to change certain decrees ruled after a divorce. An individual may wish to modify his/her divorce decree in regards to child custody and visitation, as well as spousal support, division of property, and other matters.
By filing a motion to modify a family law judgment, however, you need to show that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred since the last court order. A substantial change in circumstances may include:
- A change in income for either party that would change the child support order by 15% or more, up or down.
- A change in a parent’s schedule or where a parent lives which requires a change in the visitation.
- A change in the ability of one parent to be fully involved in the life of the child, requiring a change in the child’s primary residence or the division of parental rights and responsibilities.
- A change in a party’s financial situation that might call for a change in spousal support (alimony).
Not every divorce modification requires a substantial change in circumstances. For example, if three years have passed since your last child support order, you may ask for a change in your child support order without having to prove a substantial change in circumstances.
Contact Maine Attorney Robert H. Prince For Your Divorce Modification
Life is always changing, and you shouldn’t have to be subject to an outdated and irrelevant family law order following a previous divorce. If your life circumstances have changed, or a substantial amount of time has passed, you may want to modify a family law judgment to best suit your (and, if applicable, your child’s) needs.
To begin this process, contact Maine’s leading divorce modification attorney Robert H. Prince today. We offer free, no-obligation consultations. Call now at (617) 721-9141 or (603) 401-0409.