When parents in Missouri decide to end their romantic relationship, there are multiple decisions that must be made. Many family law decisions are made based on the circumstances at the time. However, circumstances can easily change as a result of new or lost jobs, medical bills or other complications. As such, it may be necessary to seek a modification to a previous arrangement.
Modifications may be requested for a variety of different agreements. For example, child custody decisions are based on the child’s best interests. However, changes for both the parents and the child means that a previous arrangement may no longer be appropriate. A court must approve a request for a modifications. If the request is opposed by one of the parents, litigation may become necessary.
Support agreements — both child and spousal — may also be the subject of a modification request. Child support payments are based both on the needs of the child as well as the parents’ financial circumstances. As circumstances can change over time, modifications can be requested.
Regardless of your family law needs — whether you are requesting a modification or opposing one — the law offices of Grant, Miller & Smith, LLC are able to help. Our attorneys have over 60 years of legal experiences. We can help you with both an initial settlement or seeking to change an existing agreement. Often, a consultation with our experienced attorneys can help provide clarity to those in Missouri seeking an initial agreement or a modification to an existing one, potentially making it easier to decide on the most appropriate path.