Post-Divorce Modifications in VA
Is Modification Possible After Your Divorce Case?
divorce, the agreements which were once in your family’s best interest may
no longer be the most appropriate path forward. Virginia courts recognize
that situations are rarely static and may allow former spouses to seek
modifications to previous court orders and arrangements. However, a court
will not automatically approve changes and it is vital to understand the
modification process as well as the qualifications for eligibility.
At Malinowski Hubbard, our Fairfax lawyers focus exclusively on
family law and divorce and can walk you through each step of the modification process
to maximize the chances that a court will approve requested changes.
The terms of a divorce which may be modified can include:
Questions about Modifications? Contact our firm to speak with an attorney today.
Requirements for a Post-Judgement Modification
A post-divorce modification can refer to any action which changes the terms
of a court order and how you seek a modification largely depends on the
terms which you are attempting to change. A court will deny a modification
unless a requesting party can show that a substantial change in circumstances
has occurred since the date of the order that the party is seeking to
While every case will be different, a simple change in preference may not
be enough to move a court to action. If your needs are not accurately
communicated or a step is missed, your motion may be denied. Our Fairfax
post-divorce modification attorneys routinely help our clients to precisely
communicate their goals and reasons for seeking post-divorce actions.
When approving a modification, a judge may consider a number of variables
- Change in employment status
- Inability to fulfill the terms of a previous court order
- Evidence of child abuse or neglect
- Medical issues that affect the health of a parent or child
A judge will look at the circumstances of each party to determine whether
a modification is in order. In situations where children are involved,
a judge will take into consideration what is in the best interest of the
child. In some cases, it is not possible to revisit an agreement, for
example, once financial assets or property have been divided.
Award-Winning Fairfax Divorce Modification Attorneys
When issues and disputes do not end after the dissolution of marriage,
it may be necessary to seek post-divorce modifications. At Malinowski
Hubbard, our Fairfax modification attorneys have been honored in Best
Super Lawyers® and have over 55 years of combined experience helping families to
protect their interests. We strive to help our clients reach their goals
amicably but will provide tenacious courtroom advocacy if litigation becomes
necessary. Secure the top-tier representation that you deserve and contact
our firm today.
Contact us to learn about your options for post-divorce actions.