Child Custody, Visitation and Alimony Modifications
If you are seeking the modification of an existing family law order, the attorneys at Shindler, Anderson, Goplerud & Weese P.C., can help. We handle all family law modification proceedings, including:
- Child support modifications
- Child custody modifications
- Visitation modifications
- Spousal support (alimony) modifications
Before you start a legal action to modify an existing court order, let our experienced family law attorneys review your case and help you determine if you have a valid basis for a modification. If you do have a basis for a modification, we are pleased to offer our experienced legal representation to seek a positive outcome on your behalf.
Child Support Modifications
Are you paying too much child support? Has a job layoff, pay decrease or other financial challenge made it difficult to pay your existing support order? Take immediate action by contacting our child support lawyers.
Our attorneys also assist custodial parents who need an increased child support award. If your child’s financial needs have increased significantly, your income has decreased or your former spouse’s income has increased significantly, you may have a basis to receive an increased child support award.
Child Custody and Visitation Modifications
Courts are reluctant to dramatically alter a custody award to the extent that a non-custodial parent takes over as the new custodial parent. However, in cases where the best interests of a child are jeopardized by physical abuse, sexual abuse, chemical dependency, severe neglect or other serious problems, a change of custody may be warranted.
A change in the existing visitation schedule is less dramatic. To obtain a visitation modification, however, you still must demonstrate a change in circumstances since the time of the previous court order. Moreover, you must demonstrate that the proposed visitation change is in the best interests of the minor child. As experienced family law attorneys, we can protect your rights in a custody or visitation modification proceeding.
We also assist clients who are seeking to modify an existing spousal support (alimony) order. An Iowa court may increase, decrease or terminate an alimony award following a divorce in which alimony was awarded.
To speak with one of our family law attorneys, call 515-223-4567, or contact us by e-mail.