Your Ally For Today’s And Tomorrow’s Legal Needs
If you have been through a divorce or child custody dispute, your legal needs may not end when the final decree is ordered. Modification and enforcement issues may arise months or even a year after the “final” judgment.
At Carlsen Law Offices, PLLC, we build lasting relationships with our clients and will be here for you during your initial legal proceedings and any issues that may arise in the future. We are trusted family law advocates for individuals and families in Tacoma and throughout surrounding Washington communities.
Are Divorce Judgments Set In Stone?
The law recognizes that life changes after divorce, and that sometimes existing legal orders no longer reflect the present-day reality. When a change in circumstances is significant, a party may seek a modification of existing orders.
Some of the most common situations that give rise to modifications include:
- A change in income, affecting financial support
- A parent needing to move to another city, affecting child custody arrangements
- A change in the child’s lifestyle or preferences
- A child requiring special needs
- A change in income or marital status, affecting spousal support orders
If you are seeking a modification or trying to stop one that will adversely affect you, you have rights. We are here to protect those rights and serve as your ally in the legal system.
Enforcing Legal Orders
A court may order a party to pay child support or to abide by a child custody arrangement, but there is no guarantee the party will comply. The law does, however, provide strong penalties for those who do not comply with legal orders.
If you rely upon another person to fulfill their end of a legal order and they are not doing so, we can help you pursue an enforcement action through the court system.
Whether you are seeking payment of child or spousal support arrears, dealing with a parent who does not respect court-ordered holiday arrangements, or pursuing any other family law enforcement action, we can provide you with the skilled representation you need.
Speak With A Knowledgeable Family Law Attorney
Modification and enforcement issues can be complex, but you don’t have to face them alone. To learn how we can help you with this sensitive legal matter, contact our Tacoma law offices by telephone at 253-215-4668 or online by filling out a brief contact form.