Our experience has the depth to include all areas of family law after the entry of a final order. If you find yourself in the situation of needing assistance after you have a final order, let our extensive experience in all areas of post-order modification or enforcement, be an asset for you.
Modification of Custody and Support
A final divorce decree is based on the circumstances at the moment of the divorce. Life doesn’t always respect those circumstances, however, and certain life changes can require modification of the original divorce agreement. In addition, troubling changes in an ex-spouse’s life can require a change to the agreement to protect a child.
The courts are sensitive to the best interests of the child and material changes in a child’s needs, or those of the parents, can lead to modification of the current custody and visitation agreement, including possible changes to support based on changed financial circumstances. Holland Roddenbery has extensive experience in tackling these issues.
Enforcement of Court Orders or Contempt
Occasionally, one party in a divorce, child support, or custody case fails to honor the court’s decision, and action must be taken by the other party. The wronged party can ask the court to hold the offender in contempt for violating the court order. Holland Roddenbery has found the most common issues are regarding alimony, child support, or payment of a child’s expenses.
Whether you’re the alleged offender or the wronged party, you will need legal help to navigate enforcement. Serious penalties, including incarceration, can occur in contempt cases, so legal representation is a must. Holland Roddenbery is equally adept at defending clients as we are at pursuing a contempt against the offending party.
Restraining and Protective Orders/Family Violence
Sometimes in issues of divorce, separation, and custody, safety becomes an issue. If you find yourself needing an order of protection from the courts, Holland Roddenbery can help. We understand the difficult emotions surrounding issues of safety and fight hard to protect our clients. If you find yourself with an order issued against you, Holland Roddenbery can represent you in trying to get the order dismissed.
Temporary protection orders can extend not only to restraining someone from committing additional acts of violence, but also stopping harassment or interference, and assisting in providing alternative housing if needed. Let us fight to protect you.