Post Judgement Matters
Modifying existing court orders when there has been a change in circumstances
What are Post Judgement Matters?
Modifying Child Support
Modifying Spousal Maintenance
I was recommended to Shannon when my ex-husband wanted to alter our divorce agreement. I had unfortunately the bad luck of having an unprofessional lawyer who lacked the appropriate expertise to best guide me through my divorce. I was then recommended to Shannon and she was able to see all the issues that needed addressing and focus in on them. Shannon was patient, helpful, and knowledgeable. She stays focused on the end goal and works with you as a team to get there. -Susan, former client
I hired Attorney Shannon Corallo after my ex hired a lawyer to help with child support and placement adjustments. We hadn't used lawyers during the divorce, so I was nervous and uncertain about the process. Shannon returned my call within one business day, took the time to understand my case, and helped de-mystify the process. Unbeknownst to me, a court date had already been set which Attorney Corallo immediately discovered during that phone call. She worked tirelessly to settle my case outside of the courtroom. Read MoreShe really listened to my concerns and requests, while mentoring me in divorce law and helping me understand what was legal and realistic. When it came time to meet with my ex and his lawyer, Shannon was clearly more prepared and professional than the other lawyer. Her knowledge and presence in that room definitely swayed the stipulation in my favor. I ended up getting exactly what I wanted while maintaining an amicable co-parenting relationship with my ex (my number one priority). I will definitely hire Shannon for any future needs and HIGHLY recommend her without reservation. - Former Client
There is recourse for a party when the other fails to comply with a court order. When a party who has previously been ordered to pay child or spousal support has simply stopped paying, for whatever reason, the receiving party can bring a motion for contempt. If a party fails to follow other conditions, such as exchanging a child at the designated time, or paying their share of variable costs or uninsured medical expenses, filing a motion for contempt may be the only way to get an offending party to comply.
Conversely, if your former spouse has filed a motion for contempt against you, take it very seriously and call our firm today to see if you have a defense and what is the best way to address this matter.
An enforcement action can also be filed to ask to that the other party be ordered to comply with the placement schedule in the court order; this is called a Petition to Enforce Physical Placement. Courts may award make-up time, or a modification of the placement schedule. Courts also have the option to order that the offending party pay the other party’s legal fees. You are not powerless and have legal remedies that will protect your interests- call our firm to learn more.