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Do you need to modify a preexisting court order? In many family law cases, parents need to alter their court order due to life changes or after a significant amount of time has passed. Fortunately, you have the right to petition for a modification, and our New Haven family law attorney is prepared to assist you. At The Law Office of Tracey Lane Russo, we understand how stressful legal matters can be, and our legal team is prepared to make the process as simple as possible so you can focus on family.

Common Reasons to Seek a Modification

If you feel like the terms of your divorce are no longer fair or if you can no longer afford to make the payments ordered, seeking a modification is in your best interest. The modification process is used to create a new arrangement with the court based on the evidence provided, such as proof of living or financial situations.

A few situations that may qualify for a modification include:

  • Loss of a job

  • Significant income reduction

  • A change in the needs of your child

  • A significant change in a work schedule

  • Domestic abuse or violence

  • The relocation of a parent

Understanding the Types of Modifications

Although it may seem final, when a divorce decree or other order is issued, there is some room for change. However, this must be done through the right legal channels and under the correct circumstances. In order to seek a modification, you must file a court petition and provide the judge with evidence that supports your request. Having experienced legal support during this process can significantly improve your chances of success.

We can help you pursue a modification of:

  • Child support

  • Child custody

  • Visitation

  • Alimony

Why Work with Our New Haven Modifications Lawyer?

At The Law Office of Tracey Lane Russo, we understand that the need for a modification can come about unexpectedly. Our compassionate family law attorney understands that the process of petitioning for a modification can be extremely stressful. Emotions can be at an all-time high, even after a divorce has taken place. Fortunately, Attorney Tracey Russo has years of experience and can take care of the business side of the legal matter to help you put your mind at ease. You can rely on the knowledge and support of our firm to ensure your voice is heard.