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Modification of Orders in Orange County

modification of orders

At the Law Office of Edwin Fahlen, we provide modification of orders representation. We understand how complicated issues will affect your divorce agreement. Our legal team will review your situation to help determine if you are eligible for a modification — or change — to your orders.

Our California law firm provides thorough guidance to clients experiencing both sides of this complex post-divorce issue. We will help you pursue modifications to your obligations. We can also help you if you don't agree with your ex-spouse's request for a modification.

Orange County modification of orders lawyer Edwin Fahlen has 24 years of experience practicing family law. He possesses in-depth knowledge of California's divorce codes. He will evaluate your situation to guide you to help determine whether or not you are able to modify an order governing:

Complicated Requirements for Modifications

The court places restrictions on modifications. To qualify for a modification of most orders, you must experience a significant change of circumstances.

We understand the complex guidelines you are facing. We will provide informed guidance to help you either achieve a modification or prevent your ex-spouse from receiving a modification. The decision of the court is based on a spouse's ability to maintain his or her obligation, while also considering the needs of the other spouse. We can help you understand the guidelines the court considers, including:

  • Changes in income
  • Earning capacity
  • Marketable skills
  • Income impairment
  • Standard of living
  • Needs of each party
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Age and health of the parties
  • Tax consequences
  • Spousal expenses
  • Declining health of a parent
  • Job relocation
  • Change of residence
  • Domestic violence
  • The goal of the supported party to become self supporting
  • A balancing of the hardships

Move-Away Situations

Our law firm provides representation for move-aways. We understand the complicated issues that will cause a parent to relocate to another city or state. We also know how a move-away can drastically and negatively impact the non-custodial parent's visitation. We will discuss your situation, short- and long-term goals, and expectations for your case. Whether you are pursuing a move-away or trying to prevent your ex-spouse from obtaining a move-away order, we will help you pursue a favorable outcome.

Best Interest of the Children

The courts follow a strict best interest of the children standard when making any decisions. Our legal team will provide counsel based on your children's perspective, as it relates to the law. Our understanding of the law will help you develop and maintain realistic expectations for modification of orders and move-away cases.