In life, change is inevitable. If changes in your circumstances have made your existing parenting plan or child support order unworkable, it’s time to consider a modification. A motion to modify an existing custody, visitation or support order may be filed any time before the child in question turns eighteen.
In Alaska, more than in many other states, parents experience the types of changes in circumstance that would make a modification of custody, visitation, or child support appropriate.
For example, many people work in seasonal occupations where income is irregular or may drop off precipitously. Similarly, the fact that many Alaska residents are in the military and are required to move on a regular basis may warrant a change in their custody arrangements or visitation schedule.
At Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. we are experienced with these and many other life changes that Alaskans go through. We have assisted numerous clients in reaching agreement with their children’s other parent about parenting plan modifications that will work best for their family, and then getting the court to approve the agreement. As in other areas of our family law practice, we believe in reaching agreement and reducing conflict whenever possible in pursuing a parenting plan modification.
If it’s not possible to reach a negotiated agreement about parenting plan modification for our clients, we also have extensive litigation experience. Our attorneys know how to make the case that there has been a change in a family’s circumstances, and that the specific modification our client is pursuing will be in the children’s best interests.
Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. serves clients throughout Alaska, from Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley to remote villages. If your support order or parenting plan is out of step with your family’s current needs, contact Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. online or at (907) 279-5001 to schedule a consultation to learn about your options for modification of your existing court order or parenting plan.