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Modify Divorce Agreements with the Help of a Post-Judgment Modification Attorney


A post-judgment modification can help ensure that proper child custody and spousal support continues to be provided with changing life events and the passing of time. Kate Rockas is an effective post-judgment modification attorney in San Rafael, CA, who can help you find peace of mind in this chaotic time. She places a strong emphasis on client education, ensuring each of her clients understands the modification process. She can help you develop a strategy. With her help, you can understand what will happen if the court will not grant your petition for modification or makes changes to your petition, and she can ensure you are prepared for all possible outcomes.

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A post-judgment modification can extend alimony and child support payments, and can increase or decrease the payment amount to reflect each party’s income.

What is a Post-Judgment Modification?

At the time of your divorce, you and your former partner or a judge decided on child custody and visitation rights, and payments of child and spousal support. These decisions are generally made with the understanding that circumstances can and will change over time. When they do, you can work with post-judgment modification attorney Kate Rockas to file your petition seeking changes to your arrangements. 

Reasons for Post-Judgment Modifications

There are a number of different reasons you may seek a post-judgment modification. Reasons for modification may include: 

  • Changes in the income of one party, such as loss of employment, a promotion, or a new job
  • One party remarries or begins cohabiting with a new partner
  • A child’s needs change due to injury, health complications, or simply age and various activities
  • One parent seeks to relocate
  • Physical or mental health of one parent deteriorates
  • One parent has begun abusing alcohol or illegal substances, or was involved in criminal activity

A post-judgment modification can extend alimony and child support payments, and can increase or decrease the payment amount decided on during the divorce to reflect each party’s income. These petitions can also make changes to custody and visitation based on the physical and mental capabilities of each parent. 

Kate Rockas can help you determine if the changes merit seeking a post-judgment modification. With her help, you can file a sound petition for a modification of your current legal arrangements.

The Post-Judgment Modification Process

The modification process can often take two to three months as you navigate all stages of filing and settlement. Attorney Kate Rockas takes time to work with you so that she fully understands your situation and the need for a modification. She will provide guidance on the process and review the potential for its approval. Having a thorough understanding of the modification process can help you avoid unnecessary obstacles. She will help you develop a sound plan to boost your odds of a successful petition. 

Receive Personal, Effective Counsel

If circumstances surrounding your child custody or spousal support agreements have changed and you want to modify these agreements, contact our firm online or call us at (415) 306-5560 today. Kate Rockas can help you determine if the changes merit seeking a post-judgment modification. With her help, you can file a sound petition for a modification of your current legal arrangements.

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