Motion to Modify

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Modifying Motions

When it comes to life-changing decisions such as a divorce, custody of your children, or financial decisions such as child support or spousal maintenance, Jeddeloh Snyder Stommes is the law firm you can trust. Whether the outcome affects your children, home, or financial security, our divorce attorneys are committed to protecting your interests.

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Motion to Modify Custody

A motion to modify custody is the legal term for an attempt to modify a custody agreement. Some of the most common reasons for a motion include issues with the current situation, the family situation has changed, or the child has different needs because of their age increase.

The most effective way to modify a child custody agreement is to work with the other parent. The new order goes to court if both parents agree on the changes. The court usually accepts custody plans that are agreed upon by both parents. A family law mediator may be used to modify the custody agreement when the two parties cannot reach an agreement between themselves. Having a third party can help the process if effective communication or compromise isn’t working with the parents on their own.

If there is no agreement on custody modification, the court will make a decision.

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Motion to Modify Parenting Time

Parenting time may need to be modified because of a child’s age change or the current situation changes. The child’s best interest must be determined by a judge. More parenting time factors under the Minnesota Law can be found here.

Consulting with an attorney is the first step to understanding your current situation better. The next step is filing and serving the required paperwork. After the motion is filed, the court will hold a hearing where both parents will state their cases. Finally, the court will make a decision based on what is in the child/children’s best interests.

Motion to Modify Spousal Maintenance

It is possible to modify an original spousal maintenance agreement, but it can be difficult without a legal reason to do so. The most common is changes to either spouses’ finances or other circumstances.

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Motion to Modify Child Support

There are two ways to have child support orders modified; by a court order or by cost-of-living adjustments. Certain requirements must be met for the court to change the original order. For example, if a parent were to lose their job or have a major decrease in income, there may be a reason for a change. It could also involve an increase or decrease in the parent or child’s needs or a considerable medical expense for the child.

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Do you have questions about motions to modify?

Motions to modify are complicated matters filled with questions and uncertainties. Our divorce and family law attorneys are here to help! Contact us for an initial consultation with one of our experienced and trusted family law attorneys. We are the Central Minnesota lawyers with the answers to your questions and the aggressive representation you need. Call us at any of our three convenient office locations, or complete our consultation form, and we will contact you.

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Divorce & Family Law - Cases We Handle

We can help with any of the following:

  • Contested Divorce
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Custody
  • Custody Agreements
  • Child Support
  • Parenting Time
  • Motion to Custody
  • Motion to Modify Parenting Time
  • Motion to Move out of State
  • Motion to Modify Child Support
  • Motion to Modify Spousal Maintenance
  • Property and Debt Division
  • Post-Decree Motions
  • Child Protection
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Trials and Court Hearings
  • Divorce and Family Law Appeals

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