Modifications of Custody and Support
The Child Comes First

The term “Family Law” covers a wide range of legal matters.

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

STRATEGICALLY AGGRESSIVE APPROACH

First of all, Lance did not request this recommendation. This is earned over years of superb professionalism and service. As a marriage and individual counselor, there are many times that I have needed to access Lance´s services for my clients. In the nearly 20 years that I have worked with him, I have never had him serve a client poorly. The feedback has always been very positive and the clients feel that they have been well served.

He is prompt, thorough, detail oriented and very accessible to his clients. What I have appreciated most about Lance is what I would call a strategically aggressive approach. Lance is an excellent advocate for his client´s position. However, he also is able to see the bigger picture that extends beyond the immediate settlement and what the future will bring if certain legal paths are followed. This has been essential for the progress of our mutual clients. I have had experience with other attorneys that have won substantial settlements for their clients, but the ill-will engendered by a shortsighted desire to win in court has resulted in long term animosity between the parties that makes the victory and the gain thereof questionable. Lance never takes that path.

His ethics and values make him a vital colleague.

Karl P

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