Post Judgment Modification and Enforcement
Unfortunately, sometimes a case does end when the judge enters a final order or judgment.
When your case is over, you will have a court order governing many issues. These orders are final, but certain orders can be modified if circumstances change. Some examples of orders that can be modified are child support, alimony, and parenting plans. If you or the other party involved in your case experiences a substantial change in circumstances, you or the other person may be entitled to ask the court to change your court order.
Some examples of changes in circumstances that may lead to a modification of your court order are an increase in income, a decrease in income, a child graduating high school, a change in a parent’s ability to exercise timesharing, or a change in health or medical condition. These are just a few examples of the many different things that can lead to modification of a court order.
Sometimes people do not follow court orders. If you have a court order, but the other party is not following it, you have options. Depending on the issue, you may be able to ask the court to hold the other person on contempt or to take other actions to enforce your court order.
Our attorneys are committed to guiding you through your case even after the final order or judgment is entered. If you think your order needs to be modified or enforced, please call us.