Elkouri Heath, PLC


39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite 215, Novi, MI 48375

Novi, MI Attorneys for Post-Judgment Modifications

Oakland County Order Enforcement Attorneys

Order Enforcement Lawyers Serving Farmington Hills and Canton Areas

In the months and years following your divorce, your family's circumstances and situation can change substantially. Fortunately, the law in Michigan allows the terms of your divorce judgment or settlement to be modified in the event that such changes are needed. At Elkouri Heath PLC, our skilled family lawyers assist divorced spouses in seeking or contesting modifications to child support orders, child custody arrangements, parenting time schedules, spousal support payments. We also help with the enforcement of such orders, as well as marital property settlements.

Attorneys Susan Elkouri and Symantha Heath understand that the personal nature of family law concerns often creates difficulties during post-divorce proceedings. Hostility and contentiousness can cause negotiations to break down quickly. Our team will work hard to resolve your modification case efficiently while maintaining a cooperative spirit between the parties whenever possible. If necessary, however, we are also skilled litigators who will advocate on your behalf in court.

Order Modification Attorneys in Oakland County

To qualify for a modification of an existing order or element of your divorce judgment, you will be required to show that a change in the family's circumstances has occurred. In many cases, these changes are likely to be of a financial nature but may include other factors. A modification to support or custody order may be appropriate if:

  • You experience a major change in income;
  • You are temporarily or permanently unable to work;
  • Your health or medical needs change dramatically;
  • You get remarried or have another child;
  • Your child's personal, educational, or medical needs change;
  • You can no longer meet your parental obligations; or
  • You wish to relocate (change of domicile) with your child.

If modification of a support order is found to be appropriate, you and your ex-spouse (or the court) must recalculate the required support amounts based on your new circumstance. When modifying an order for child custody or parenting time, the best interests of the child must take precedence. The skilled lawyers at Elkouri Heath PLC can evaluate your situation and help you understand your available options.

Family Law Enforcement Lawyers Serving Northville and Washtenaw

Our experienced attorneys understand that those who are subject to a divorce judgment may experience problems in living up to their obligations for child support, spousal support, or custody. In some cases, a party may also fail to surrender certain assets or property as ordered. With our legal knowledge and skill, we know how to use a variety of methods for enforcing orders related to your divorce. Options may include freezing personal assets, suspending drivers' licenses and occupational license, garnishing wages, and filing petitions for civil contempt of court. We are equipped to help you protect your rights and get you the support you need following your divorce.

To learn more about post-judgment divorce modifications or order enforcement, contact our office. Call 248-344-9700 to discuss your case in a free, no-obligation consultation with a skilled family law attorney. Elkouri Heath PLC represents clients in Novi, Livonia, Livingston, Farmington Hills, Washtenaw, Northville, Canton, Macomb, Oakland County, Wayne County, and throughout southeast Michigan.

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