Connecticut Modification of Court Orders Attorneys

The goal of reaching a divorce agreement is to ensure that your final divorce order is sufficiently clear and comprehensive and covers all issues, including custody and access (visitation), support, and other financial issues in such a way as to prevent future disputes.

There are, unfortunately, times when you need help changing or modifying a divorce order. At Swerdloff & Swerdloff, we are Connecticut modification lawyers who have more than 35 years of experience in assisting people seeking modification of court orders.

We Can Seek Modification of All Types of Divorce Orders

At the West Hartford, Connecticut, law firm of Swerdloff & Swerdloff our experienced lawyers will represent you in all matters related to modifying a divorce agreement including:

Child custody and visitation (access) modifications: A party can petition the court for changes if the current child custody and access arrangement is no longer suitable for the parents or for the children.

Child support modifications: Child support payments may be modified upwards or downwards by order of the court in cases of job loss, job promotion or demotion, or other substantial and unexpected changes to a party's earnings or income.

Spousal support (alimony): Alimony payments may be increased or decreased by order of the court if the earnings or income of the party paying or receiving spousal support change substantially and unexpectedly. This determination will depend upon the terms of the original order.

Relocation: A motion to modify custody and/or access orders based on relocation can be filed. There are several issues a court must consider prior to ordering the relocation of children including:

  • The emotional bond between the parent and the children
  • The ability to provide for the children
  • The current living arrangement
  • The importance of preserving parental relationships
  • The children's preference (if the children are old enough and mature enough to express a preference)

Modifying a court order can be complicated. It is important that you have a skilled Connecticut family law attorney on your side to help guide you through the process. We provide efficient and compassionate representation to all of our clients.

Call to Schedule a Consultation

If you wish to modify a divorce order, contact us, Connecticut modification attorneys, online or call 860.985.9424 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys.