Under certain circumstances, a party may modify an existing custody and/or support order. Alimony and child support may be modified up or down, provided there has been a substantial change in the financial status or income of either party.
Using the “best interest of the child” standard, custody may be modified if there has been a material change in circumstances affecting the welfare of the child. Visitation may also be modified if it is determined that a change is in the best interest of the child, whether or not there has been a material change in circumstances affecting the welfare of the child. Before pursuing a modification action, any of our attorneys can advise you on whether your prior order can be or should be modified.