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Modifications of Custody and Support
The Child Comes First

Raising a child is tough. For a single parent, it can take every last shred of energy just to make it day-to-day. Unfortunately, difficulties can occur when you least expect them — there are times when unforeseen changes in circumstances compromise a parent’s ability to provide for their child.

While child and spousal support agreements can’t be modified retroactively, the court will consider a request for modifications under certain circumstances. Attorney Lance D. Youd knows what the courts require and can represent you in your request to modify.

Salem, Oregon, Child Custody and Modifications Attorney

Child and spousal support agreements can’t be modified retroactively — you can’t go back in time to increase or decrease the amount of support you have paid or received. Because of this, the modification request should be submitted as soon as possible once a change in circumstances has occurred. Changes in circumstances can range from a change in pay or loss of employment to relocation of employment or becoming disabled. Once your request is filed, payments can be made retroactively back to the date of the filing.

A person requesting a modification of a child custody order must show evidence that there has been a substantial change in circumstance, and that a change of custody is in the best interests of the children. In requests to modify parenting time, the requestor must show that modification of parenting time is in the best interests of the children.

Family Law and Personal Injury Attorney Lance D. Youd can assist you with a variety of family law issues including requests for child and spousal support and custody and visitation modifications. Contact our office to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer today.

Areas of the Original Court Orders That Can Be Modified

  • Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support Orders

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