Modification of Orders

“Modification of Orders can be made as long as there has been no final determination. Even when there has been a final determination, there are certain exceptions. Court orders intended to be modifiable at any time include almost anything involving children, e.g., custody, visitation, and support. Court orders concerning spousal support are intended to be modifiable unless there is language in the order making them non‑modifiable or depriving the court of jurisdiction to make changes. Court orders concerning the division of property are never usually modifiable except in instances of fraud, duress, mistake of law or fact, or breach of a party’s fiduciary duty.” Jennifer Lawton, Fresno Divorce Attorney.