Many people think that a final judgment of divorce eliminates any future conflicts or issues. However, it is not uncommon for circumstances to change drastically enough to necessitate a change in the terms of a divorce. At The Law Office of Marta S. Laynas, centrally located in the township of West Chester, you get the support you need during each stage of the process. Whether you need help enforcing or modifying a court order, the attorneys at this firm are committed to proving the highest level of service and guiding you through any challenges that arise after your divorce.
The terms of your divorce decree are court-ordered provisions to which you must adhere to avoid penalties. However, the court understands that your situation may change, and Pennsylvania law provides options for modifying certain terms. Either party may petition the court for a modification at any time following a judgment of divorce. Post-divorce modifications may be made to orders concerning:
If you or your former spouse experiences a substantial and material change in circumstances, it is vital to seek advice from a knowledgeable West Chester family attorney. You must petition the court for any changes to your divorce decree. If you refuse to comply with court orders simply because you feel you are no longer in a position to adhere to an order, you may face civil penalties and be placed in contempt of court. Upon a showing of a material change in circumstances, the court makes a reasonable determination about the necessity of changing the terms of your divorce. The court always places the best interests of the child above all other considerations when making changes to child support or custody orders.
Located in West Chester just minutes from downtown, The Law Office of Marta S. Laynas focuses on helping clients throughout each step of the divorce process and making the transition easier for families. Call 610-692-3460 or contact the firm online to speak with an attorney about your situation. Regular office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and additional appointment times are available when needed.