Helping Clients Modify And Enforce Prior Family Court Orders
Divorces take a lot of effort to resolve, with issues like child custody and support, property division and alimony, just to name a few. While the resolutions that were reached during your divorce may have been in everyone’s best interests at the time, one never knows what the future may hold. When things change and life throws a curveball, either you or your ex-spouse might want to change the divorce agreement. When this happens, you need an attorney to properly protect your rights in a modification or enforcement proceeding.
The California attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. are dedicated to helping families through complex matters involving the modification or enforcement of family court orders. While we are compassionate and personal with our clients, we are aggressive and persistent when it comes to protecting our clients’ interests.
Things can change after divorce – either because of time, a child’s growth or a parent’s decision. Not all life changes require a new order or motion to modify the divorce agreement. But when the change becomes material and substantial, our firm will fully develop the facts to demonstrate to the court why it is in the child’s best interest that the previously stated rights, custody terms or child support amounts require change. We are experienced in pursuing and defending post-divorce modifications such as:
- Child custody and visitation modifications
- Child support modifications
- Alimony/spousal support modifications
- Other post-decree modifications
Modifying a divorce decree can cause significant emotional strain. At the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C., our dedicated attorneys have more than 25 years of combined experience in family law. We are committed to helping you protect you and your family when these complex scenarios arise.
Enforcement And Contempt Of Court Actions
When a parent refuses to honor visitation agreements, fails to pay child support or fails to comply with other court orders, the parent is in contempt of court. In most circumstances, it is important that a child is supported by and has meaningful relationships with both parents. That is why it is so important to follow custody, visitation and support arrangements.
Failure to do so can jeopardize the child’s well-being. If a parent willfully and recklessly avoided complying with orders when it was feasible to do so, the parent may be charged criminally with contempt and could face potential jail time, fines and other consequences. Our attorneys help clients pursue court orders of enforcement.
Act Now To Pursue Or Defend Against A Modification Or Enforcement
Whether you are looking to enforce your current agreement, or update things to reflect your ever-changing life, a compassionate attorney who takes the effort to understand your needs can make all the difference in your case.
Contact a lawyer you can trust at our San Jose office. Call 408-645-0011 or email us here to schedule your free initial 30-minute consultation today. The sooner you secure quality legal representation, the better your outcome will be.