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Scottsdale Post-Divorce Modification Lawyers

Modifying Custody Orders or Financial Support Orders

Once a court has ruled on child custody, visitation, child support and spousal maintenance, both parties are bound by those orders. However, family court orders can be modified when there is a "substantial and continuing change of circumstance." Many families experience substantial change, either gradual or abrupt, that necessitates a trip to court.

The family law attorneys of Childers & Huey PLC have extensive experience in post-divorce modifications. We are commonly called in for high-conflict cases in which ex-spouses and co-parents object to the change or are unwilling to accommodate the other party.

In or out of court, we will work to protect your interests and resolve your post-decree disputes. Contact our Scottsdale firm today at 480-624-2776 or contact us online to find out where you stand and what the options are.

Scottsdale Post-Divorce Modification Attorneys

We have handled every type of modification, from tweaking the existing order to radical change:

  • Petitions for sole custody
  • Older teens switching households
  • Parent relocation
  • Changing the amount of parenting time (visitation)
  • Modifying the parenting schedule
  • Increasing or decreasing child support
  • Increasing or decreasing spousal maintenance
  • Termination of support

We have increasingly seen requests to reduce child support, which are naturally resisted by the parent who counts on that income to make ends meet. Even many of our clients who are high earners are not making as much money as they used to, and are seeking a reduction. We are skilled at verifying income through use of forensic accountants and other experts. Parenting agreements and even financial support can be modified by mutual consent of the parties, subject to court approval. However, our experienced trial lawyers are always prepared to go to court when entrenched parties cannot reach agreement.

Arizona custody modification attorneys Bruce Childers and Joseph Huey have more than 60 years of combined experience. Bruce is also certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a family law specialist. Please call our office at 480-624-2776 today or contact us online to schedule an appointment.