It's not uncommon for family law judgments to become outdated over time. For example, let's say that you divorce your partner and receive full custody of your child, along with a child support arrangement. Five years later, your child develops a hereditary medical disorder that costs $500 per month to treat. It makes sense that your ex would help you fund that treatment, perhaps splitting it with you.
To ensure your ex helps you pay for the treatment, you may have to file for an order modification with the court that issued the original child support order.
At Johnson/Turner Legal, our Minnesota order modification attorneys have the tools to help you navigate the modification process. We'll set you up with a team consisting of an experienced Minnesota order modification attorney, two paralegals, a client engagement specialist, and a life coach, so you have the support you deserve throughout the process.
If you need to modify an existing court order because the circumstances dictating the order have changed or want to oppose another party's request for an order modification, you need a modification attorney.
If you believe a party (such as a child you have joint custody over) is in danger or need to change an order immediately, you should consider an emergency order modification instead of a standard order modification.
Similarly, if a party is not complying with an order and you need to enforce it, you should file for an order enforcement.
An attorney can help you enforce existing court orders or file for an emergency modification, but the process will be different than filing for a standard order modification.
Here at Johnson/Turner Legal, we break up the modification process into four phases: The case strategy phase, the mediation phase, the court phase, and the final settlement phase. We'll break down each phase, so you know just what you're getting if you bring us on board for your modification case.
If it seems like we take more steps to get to know our clients than the average law firm, that's because we do. Our flat-fee pricing model allows us to charge for the service we provide, not the time it takes to render that service. You'll know up-front exactly how much our services cost. When we call you to see how you're doing, it's not because we're trying to hustle you for some money—we genuinely care about your wellbeing.
During the case strategy phase, we take the following steps:
After we take the above steps, we're ready to begin pursuing your case in earnest.
Frequently, mediation is a more cost-effective (and less stressful) way to resolve order modification disputes. At Johnson/Turner Legal, we'll pursue alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation to save our clients time, anxiety, and money. During the mediation phase, we:
If mediation is unsuccessful, we move on to the next step.
Needless to say, an out-of-court resolution isn't always feasible. We're here to be an aggressive advocate for your rights in the courtroom. If we take your case to court, we:
These steps bring us to the final phase.
During the final settlement phase, we:
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