Modifications and Enforcement
Modifications and Enforcement of Divorce Decrees and Court orders
In Maryland and the District of Columbia, the family courts recognize that a divorce decree — although a final and legally binding document — may require modification over time. Enforcement of the divorce decree may also prove necessary, for example if an ex-spouse owes back child support or refuses to follow a visitation schedule.
The courts in both jurisdictions provide procedures for modification and enforcement actions. But even when the procedures are straightforward, the process of negotiating a modification or enforcement with your ex-spouse may not be easy. Experienced legal help can smooth the way and give you a better understanding of the likely outcome of a modification or enforcement action.
A Family Law Firm Serving Maryland and the District of Columbia
From offices in Bethesda, Malech Law offers family law legal services to residents of all of Maryland and the greater Washington, DC metro area. Our law firm is led by seasoned trial lawyer Lloyd A. Malech, who has 25+ years of legal experience. With assistance from professional and friendly staff, Mr. Malech serves as a strong advocate in modification and enforcement actions.
Modification of Child Support and Child Custody Orders
If a change of circumstances results in a significant change in income, a child support modification order may be necessary — for example, if one parent loses a job or gets a promotion or a raise.
Child custody modification actions are often brought when the parent with primary custody wants to relocate with the child, or if the parent with primary custody is found to be engaging in activity that endangers the well-being of the child.
Parental relocation cases and parental neglect cases are often complex, and knowledgeable legal assistance is important for both parents.