Post-Decree Modifications

Everyone’s life changes — whether you get a new job, lose a job, remarry, or relocate, your divorce decree or parenting order may need to be changed to reflect the changed circumstances in your life. Court orders can be modified if there has been a continuing change in circumstances. Provisions of your order that can be modified include:

  • Spousal maintenance
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Parenting time/visitation schedules

Whatever your current situation, the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau can help modify or oppose modifications of your court orders. She has more than two decades experience in family law with an emphasis on complex child custody cases.

Phoenix Post-Decree Enforcement Attorney

Sometimes you have to bring an action to enforce certain provisions of your divorce decree such as property distribution and payment of spousal support or child support or the payment of uncovered health care costs for the children and some attorney fee awards. Karen Schoenau can help you enforce your orders.

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Mediation Requirements for Modifying Custody and/or Parenting Time

In almost every divorce decree or family court order regarding custody and parenting time, there is a requirement that parties partake in mediation or some other form of alternate dispute resolution before they bring modification requests before a judge. Sometimes, settlement is the best way to achieve the right outcome, but other times your rights need to be protected in court. We will assist you in the preparation for the mediation through Conciliation Services, making sure you are prepared to address all of the issues. We will also be prepared to file a petition with the court should the mediation fail to resolve everything. We will be by your side during private mediation, protecting your rights.

Talk to our Phoenix Divorce Modifications Attorney

The best way to get real answers about post-decree modification and enforcement is to talk to an attorney. Call Arizona modification attorney Karen Schoenau today by contacting us at 480-209-1918 or toll free at 888-453-1437.

Client Reviews
Karen is highly respected in the legal community. She is effective and thorough. Karen just keeps going regardless of the odds.
Karen was extremely helpful setting up my petition for conciliation. She is by far the most knowledgeable attorney regarding the necessary paperwork, how to file the petition and where it has to be submitted. She listened intently when I was describing my situation and intentions. She was very responsive to my questions and request. She is trustworthy and diligent . I would recommend her to anyone having marital issues. Mark
Very high customer/client considerate. We found Karen when we were forced to leave another Phoenix lawyer due to his bad advice and lack of interest to help us. We were in Phoenix for six days from Michigan with nothing happening but a high wasted expense. Karen and her firm took us in and solved our issue with the courts etc. in two and a half days. Karen’s professionalism with us was very cost effective/productive. If we would have found her first, we would have saved thousands of dollars. Her interest for us was very high. She returned every call. She knew every answer to our questions. She did this for us with a death in her family. She left for a funeral and made sure we were treated with the same professionalism from her firm to finish up. I recommend Karen and her firm with very high satisfaction. Our case is custody with one parent in prison. We will return to Phoenix someday with interests for the child and his parent, if needed. Karen will be our top choice. Nolan
Karen and Bonita are wonderful!! I know that the word "wonderful" is used a lot, but the team they make and the work they did for me can only be described as WONDERFUL!! Yes there where ups and downs in my case, but that is the system and Karen along with Bonita guided and taught me as "WE" went through it together. Karen’s easy going manner and her knowledge really helped me with the emotional part of my divorce. I used the team of Karen and Bonita both times I needed to go to court with my ex and had results that were best for my little girl. Some times I did not get what I wanted, but it was what my daughter needed. Looking back at my case, I made the right choice and would do it again in a heart beat!! Jim
Karen was extremely supportive during a very trying time in our lives. She helped me to put things in perspective and think positive when I was overwhelmed. She is very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to grandparents rights and the rights of the parents and knew how to provide the appropriate laws pertaining to the situation we were in. I am so grateful for her expertise and guidance. She proved to be very aggressive when she needed to be but was also supportive to my and my children. I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. Deanna