Broomfield Modification (Visitation/Child Support/Maintenance)

Family Law Attorneys Assisting Residents of Broomfield

modificationLife is constantly changing, and this means that modifications are often needed for visitation orders, child support orders, and maintenance (or alimony) orders after a divorce or custody case is finished. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our family law lawyers offer assertive representation to people both seeking or opposing a modification to court orders. With a firm grasp of the law, mapped up with your specific situation, our Broomfield child visitation modification lawyers strive to craft a strategy that furthers your specific needs and goals, both in and out of the courtroom.

Pursuing a Modification of a Court Order of Visitation, Child Support, or Maintenance

There are a number of reasons why a parent may seek to modify a visitation (parenting time) arrangement. Their children may develop different preferences or needs as they get older, one or both parents may move for a new job, or one or both parents may become more or less capable of caring for the child, among other situations. According to Colorado law, when deciding whether or not to change an existing visitation agreement, the court must examine what is in the best interest of the child. Modifications to custody and visitation orders may take place, based on changed circumstances, at any time up to when a child is 18 years of age. Having a child visitation modification attorney in Broomfield who understands the statutory and procedural intricacies tied into modifying child related orders is key.

Under Colorado law, child support modifications may be sought by either parent if there has been a “substantial and continuing change in circumstances” since the last order was entered. These circumstances may include a significant change in either parent’s income, a good-faith career change, a change in the time that each parent spends with the child, a loss of employment, the onset of a disability, and more. In essence, a court may modify a child support order to reflect a change in either parent’s financial situation. Likewise, ancillary orders can be modified based on a change in the child’s overall expenses not necessarily factored in to the actual child support calculation. The parent requesting a modification must show that circumstances have changed to the extent that the total amount of monthly child support will go up or down by at least 10 percent. Though this sounds simple, issues can arise which require the experience and insights of a skilled child support lawyer.

Maintenance, which is traditionally known as alimony, is intended to help a spouse who lacks enough property and resources to provide for their own needs. Maintenance payments may be modified if an ex-spouse can show that there has been a substantial and continuing change in circumstances that renders the prior maintenance order unfair. In Colorado, there are typically two types of maintenance: contractual/non-modifiable or court-ordered. If a judge decides maintenance, the judge will have the authority to modify the amount, or duration, in the event that the circumstances change. With a contractual/non-modifiable maintenance agreement, the parties typically agree to an amount and length of payments. This means that the court does not retain jurisdiction to modify the agreement, though it always has the ability to deal with enforcement issues.

Contact a Broomfield Lawyer When Seeking a Child Visitation Modification

Perched at an elevation of 5,420 feet, more than a mile above sea level, Broomfield is a rapidly growing city in the Denver metropolitan area. Parents and their children can explore many monuments, entertainment venues, and historical sites, such as the Broomfield 9/11 Memorial, the Bay Aquatic Park, and the Brunner Farmhouse. As children grow older and ex-spouses move on from a divorce, modifications to visitation, child support, or maintenance orders may become necessary. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our experienced Broomfield child visitation modification attorneys understand that these are the realities of life, while we also recognize that some modifications may be unnecessarily disruptive and unwarranted. You can trust that we will advance your rights with the tenacity that you deserve. To discuss your case with a child custody lawyer or seek guidance in a child support or maintenance matter, call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online.

Client Testimonials
His passion and ferocity kept me going through this long ordeal.
When I first came to Plog & Stein it was simply discuss the renegotiation of child support. Little did I know that within 72 hours I would be retaining Steve Plog for a custody battle. His passion and ferocity kept me going through this long ordeal. I have recommended him to my friends and I would recommend him to anyone with who wants honest and effective representation.
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I recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
I am thankful for the job Sarah McCain did for me in my fight with my ex-wife for visitation rights with my daughter. Sarah and the team at Plog & Stein handled my case in an efficient, affordable, and professional manner. Sarah negotiated a new parenting plan as well as acceptable visiting rights and even a favorable modification in my child support. I recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
Tom
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At the end of the day he was able to produce a settlement that was fair to both parties.
I highly recommend Stephen Plog for anyone in need of a top notch domestic relations attorney. After a 27 year marriage, Stephen represented me in a complicated and sometimes bitter divorce with many unique challenges. At the end of the day he was able to produce a settlement that was fair to both parties but limited my alimony payments to only 3 years. He is smart, cuts to the chase, knows the court system in the Denver metropolitan area and can be trusted to get his clients the best possible settlement.
Neal
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Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions.
Sarah McCain and Plog & Stein were wonderful to me during such a difficult time in my life. Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions and creative ideas throughout the proceedings to help things go smoothly. Sarah's compassion, patience, and expertise were especially invaluable to me. I highly recommend them.
Sandy
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