Modifying Your Support Order

Virginia family law recognizes that circumstances change, and that the arrangements for child support or alimony set forth in a court order or property settlement agreement might need modification. Modification of any continuing obligations can be ordered by the court if you can show that a material change in circumstances has occurred.

At MacDowell Law Group, P.C., our child support modification attorneys have assisted thousands of clients with complicated family law matters, including post-judgment actions. When you consult with us, we will advise you whether the change in your situation is likely to be substantial enough to justify seeking an order for modification.

Experienced Help With Modifications

Assuming that changed circumstances represent a big difference in one party's needs or the other party's ability to pay, the attorneys at MacDowell Law Group, P.C., will get to work right away gathering and organizing the evidence needed to present to the court.

Examples of the kinds of changes that can support a modification of current child or spousal support orders, as well as child custody and visitation orders, include:

  • Loss of a job
  • Incapacity of the primary custodial parent
  • Medical problems or other special needs of a child
  • Injury or disability of a person paying child or spousal support
  • Cohabitation or remarriage of a person receiving spousal support
  • Change in work hours or assignment requiring change in a visitation schedule
  • Significant job promotion or other salary increase of at least 20 percent for either parent

Obtaining A Court Order Can Be Difficult. We Can Help.

If you need assistance changing alimony payments or other court orders, we are ready to guide you through the process. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone at 571-748-5647. From our office in Fairfax, our experienced lawyers help clients throughout Northern Virginia.