In many areas of the law, entry of judgment usually signals the end of a case, unless an appeal is taken. Often times, the same is not true for family law cases. Typically, a party can seek modification of child support, child custody and visitation, and spousal support orders after judgment is entered if grounds to do so exist. The legal standard the party seeking the modification must meet to obtain the requested modification varies depending on the facts of the case.
It is important to know before you file your request to modify an order if it is an optimal time to seek a modification under the circumstances personal to your case.