Family law cases are emotional and stressful. Changing support orders, obtaining move-away orders and custody agreements require a court hearing. If the case contains allegations of domestic violence, it is likely that these hearings will be longer and more frequent. The complexity of these cases many times makes it necessary to hire a Riverside divorce lawyer or Riverside domestic violence attorney.
**This article is not intended to serve as legal advice. If you are involved in a family law case, contact Deller Family Law to discuss the specifics of your situation. **
Modifying a child support or alimony order usually requires returning to court. A judge will not change the terms of a support agreement without evidence of a valid basis for the change. Individuals seeking to reduce the amount of support they pay will need to show a change in their ability to pay the amount or that the recipient is no longer in need of as much money. Individuals seeking to increase the amount of support will likely need to demonstrate that they are receiving less money than they need, that there is no other resource for additional funds and that they are legally eligible to receive additional support.
A move-away order permits a parent to leave the city or state of their current residence with the child that is the subject of a custody arrangement. This order is usually required when the move will take the child further from the other parent than is legally acceptable. In these cases, the individual seeking to move must demonstrate that a pressing need, such as acquiring a new or better job or being closer to family, requires the move. Because a move-away order changes the original custody arrangement, the childs parents will have to negotiate new custody terms. Many times, this negotiation cannot occur until after the court grants a parents request to move. This typically means that the parties would need to attend another hearing to obtain court approval of the new agreement.
Domestic violence in a divorce case is handled very seriously. If either party claims to have been the victim of domestic violence, a case could easily include a criminal hearing, injunctions and potentially even jail time for one of the parties. The severity of these penalties makes it necessary to hire a Riverside domestic violence attorney.
The complexity of modifying support orders and obtaining a move-away order usually makes acquiring legal representation essential to a successful suit. Gathering sufficient evidence of changed circumstances and presenting a clear, concise argument for why a support order should be modified are not easily accomplished without some understanding of the court system and applicable family laws.
There are many Riverside divorce and domestic violence lawyers, but not all are experienced or prepared to handle contentious, difficult or emotional cases. Deller Family Law has the expertise and resources required to handle divorce cases, domestic violence allegations and to arrange move-away orders. Contact Deller Family law today at (951) 680-9000 to discuss your case.