At Leibenguth Law, we resolve all family-related disputes. Changes to custody and support orders can be accomplished cheaply and fast through mediation. We strive to find the best process for resolution of disputes over:
- Custody & parenting time
- Child relocation
- Child support
- Spousal support and alimony
Do Not Depend on “Hand Shake Deals”
Many couples modify their divorces, child support, spousal support and custody orders on their own making “handshake deals.” While that may feel like a cheap and honorable way to keep the peace at the time, handshake deals are not enforceable under the law.
You may not be aware of the legal rights that you are giving up. The most common of these handshake deals involve temporary child support and spousal support changes. One spouse believes the “temporary” circumstances will end and that they will be paid back for amounts lost during the agreement while the other spouse believes those amounts are to be made up
Moreover, those friendly arrangements between ex-spouses may disappear later when conflict arises. A divorce mediator can assure that all of the changes you and your spouse make are enforceable. You may be surprised at how cheaply a mediated change to your legal documents can be completed. More importantly, a family law mediator can assure both spouses that they are not giving up any rights that may come back to bite them one day.