Modification of Prior Orders
In the State of California, the superior court maintains jurisdiction over the issues of child custody, child visitation, child support, and spousal support after the initial Judgment is entered.
With regard to child support, the court maintains jurisdiction until a child is 18 years old or 19 years old and still a full time high school student.
With regard to spousal support, and unless spousal support has already terminated by the death of either party, the remarriage of the recipient spouse, or by the contractual agreement of the parties in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, the court continues to maintain jurisdiction over the issue and maintains the ability to order spousal support payable by either party to the other in an amount that would allow the supported party to maintain themselves at the marital standard of living to the extent that there is income available to allow such.
The Judgment may also specifically contain an order to maintain jurisdiction over any other issue, which would be determined by the actual wording of the Judgment.
In any of the above cases, whether or not someone has utilized Castle & Monarch to obtain the initial Judgment, Castle & Monarch is able to efficiently and competently either negotiate revised terms or litigate said issues.
In the case of modifications, we generally quote lessor retainers and the resolution of said issues takes substantially less time than it does obtaining the initial orders for Judgment.
In cases where minor children are involved, whether it is a divorce action (dissolution of marriage) or a paternity (children without marriage), child support will be an issue.
Child Custody & Visitation
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Spousal support is one of the most litigated issues due to the fact that there are several components and several arguments that greatly affect the amount of spousal support to be paid.
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