Connecticut Divorce Lawyer
Edward P. Jurkiewicz, of Lawrence & Jurkiewicz, LLC, is able to handle every aspect of family law in addition to divorce. Much of our firm’s work involves helping people after a divorce has been finalized. Contact us today to discuss your situation.
Modifying Your Divorce Order
In the months and years following your divorce, you may find that certain sections of your divorce order no longer meet your needs. In these instances, you will need permission from the court to change certain parts of your order, such as child support, alimony and child custody arrangements. In order to modify child support and alimony, you must be able to show that there has been a substantial change of circumstances, such as the loss of a job, serious illness, or a substantial increase or decrease in one party’s income. In order to modify child custody, you must show that the modification is in the best interests of the child. Our law firm provides skilled counsel to clients who wish to modify the terms of their order, as well as people who oppose any change to the order.
When one parent wants to move away with the children, it can be an area of great contention. A parent with primary physical custody cannot move without permission of either the court or the other parent. Courts have a great deal of discretion in relocation matters. Our law firm represents both parents who wish to move with the children, as well as parents who oppose such a move.
Our law firm is able to draft and review prenuptial agreements. A valid prenuptial agreement must meet a number of conditions. Both parties must voluntarily agree to the prenuptial agreement, and both parties must make a fair and reasonable disclosure of assets. Both parties must each be represented by counsel or have had the opportunity to consult with counsel of their choosing. Provided that is so, one lawyer can draft the agreement, representing one or both parties, or as a neutral mediator.