If you are seeking a modification of a current Missouri child support or custody arrangement, this means that since the date the judge signed the judgment, there have been substantial changes in the circumstances involving the children or custody. These changes must be so substantial that they render the original judgment regarding custody, support, or visitation unreasonable.
In an uncontested or cooperative modification, both parties must be in full agreement about all aspects of what they wish to modify. If you have questions about uncontested modifications, turn to the licensed Missouri attorneys at Affordable Legal Services. In our experience, most modifications are not uncontested or cooperative. To qualify as uncontested and cooperative, your modification case must satisfy all of the following conditions:
- Both parties agree that a modification is necessary.
- Both parties are willing to cooperate with one another.
- Both parties agree on all changes to child, child support, and custody issues.
- Both parties are willing to sign appropriate legal documents for the modification.
If both parties agree 100% on all issues and will cooperate with one another, then one party can hire an attorney to get started. In most counties, a court appearance is not required. There is also usually not a thirty-day waiting period before the judge will grant the modification. On average, we can have everything finalized within a couple of weeks after filing the documents with the court.
Uncontested Modification Benefits
The following are just some of the benefits of an uncontested modification:
- It typically costs less than a contested modification.
- It typically takes less time than contested proceedings.
- In most counties, it does not require a court appearance (if one party hires an attorney).
Please understand that in an uncontested modification, our firm can only represent one of the parties involved, usually the party asking for the modification. Missouri attorneys will not represent both parties, because this would likely be a conflict of interest.
Contact Us Today
If the above description sounds like your case and your case is cooperative, we do offer a free consultation. Contact us today for answers to your questions or to set up an appointment.
The licensed Missouri attorneys at Affordable Legal Services proudly serve the entire State of Missouri, including the following areas:
Joplin, Springfield, Branson, Rolla, Ft. Leonard Wood, West Plains, Poplar Bluff, Cape Girardeau, Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, Jefferson City, Columbia, Warrensburg, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Independence, Kirksville, Moberly, Hannibal, Mexico, Blue Springs, Grandview, Belton, Gladstone, Lee’s Summit, Wentzville, O’Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles, Chesterfield, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, Ballwin, Fenton, Kirkwood, Sunset Hills, Oakville, Arnold, Brentwood, University City, Clayton, North County, St. Louis, Kansas City, Adair County, Andrew County, Atchison County, Audrain County, Barry County, Barton County, Bates County, Benton County, Bollinger County, Boone County, Buchanan County, Butler County, Caldwell County, Callaway County, Camden County, Cape Girardeau County, Carroll County, Carter County, Cass County, Cedar County Chariton County, Christian County, Clark County, Clay County, Clinton County, Cole County, Cooper County, Crawford County, Dade County, Dallas County, Daviess County, DeKalb County, Dent County, Douglas County, Dunklin County, Franklin County, Gasconade County, Gentry County, Greene County, Grundy County, Harrison County, Henry County, Hickory County, Holt County, Howard County, Howell County, Iron County, Jackson County, Jasper County, Jefferson County, Johnson County, Knox County, Laclede County, Lafayette County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Lincoln County, Linn County, Livingston County, Macon County, Madison County, Maries County, Marion County, McDonald County, Mercer County, Miller County, Mississippi County, Moniteau County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, New Madrid County, Newton County, Nodaway County, Oregon County, Osage County, Ozark County, Pemiscot County, Perry County, Pettis County, Phelps County, Pike County, Platte County, Polk County, Pulaski County, Putnam County, Ralls County, Randolph County, Ray County, Reynolds County, Ripley County, Saline County, Schuyler County, Scott County, Scotland County, Shannon County, Shelby County, St. Charles County, St. Clair County, St. Francois County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Genevieve County, Stoddard County, Stone County, Sullivan County, Taney County, Texas County, Vernon County, Warren County, Washington County, Wayne County, Webster County, Worth County, Wright County
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