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Modifying a Family Law Order in Mason City

When Life Circumstances Change

Even though a divorce agreement is made with good intentions, there are always things in life that cause people's circumstances to change. Such things can occur after you make your final divorce agreement. Due to unforeseen circumstances such as loss of a job, transfer to another city or re-marriage, you may find yourself needing a modification of your divorce settlement agreement.

These changes can especially impact such areas as:

  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Alimony payments

If the spouse who is responsible for child support or alimony has a sudden downturn in their economic status, they may require a modification of the amount they are able to pay compared to what was on the original divorce agreement. If you find yourself in this situation, contacting an experienced Mason City divorce attorney to assist you with the legal changes will be necessary to avoid any conflict with your ex-spouse.

In Iowa you have the right to seek a modification to family court orders if there is a significant change in your circumstances. Should you suddenly find yourself unemployed, injured or ill; you may find that you are qualified to present a modification to the court.

How a Mason City Divorce Attorney Can Help

A competent divorce attorney from McGuire Law, PLC can help you with a judgment modification for spousal support (alimony), child custody, visitation and marital settlement agreements. Modifications do not always need to be completed due to economic reasons.

Other situations which warrant a request for modification can include:

  • One parent needing to relocate their home to another city or state
  • A medical issue is affecting the cost of care for either your child or yourself
  • A subsequent marriage

If you find that your circumstances have changed suddenly, you should speak with a family law lawyer in order to have our office draw up and negotiate a new divorce agreement that all parties can agree with and that will avoid any adverse affects from an ex-spouse contesting the change in court. McGuire Law, PLC has been helping parents with family law issues for over 40 years and is confident they can help you as well.

To learn more about post-judgment modifications, contact a Cedar Rapids divorce attorney from McGuire Law, PLC today to discuss your modification issues.