Many people believe that a judgment or order entered into the record is set in stone and forever binding. The truth is, in certain circumstances the terms of a order or judgment can be appealed, changed or even set aside entirely. However, it takes a knowledgeable and skilled family law attorney to spot errors, argue changed circumstances or raise other pertinent issues that will lead to change being granted by the court.
At the Pecos Law Group, each of our lawyers has over 15 years of experience handling every aspect of family law. Our research and courtroom advocacy are why people seek us out for second opinions and other lawyers throughout Nevada refer clients to us who want to revisit an issue. We stand ready to help you achieve your family law goals. We also routinely help clients who want to block petitions to change orders, decrees and judgments.
Sometimes, only certain aspects of a judgment need to be changed. We can help you evaluate what terms need to be changed and on what basis there are grounds for applying for these changes. If fraud, coercion or gamesmanship took place, we can prove how this happened and how the judgment should now be changed.
Sometimes, the terms of an order need to be amended because circumstances have changed. For instance, if you have lost your job you should immediately contact us because Nevada laws only allow child support modifications to take effect starting on the date the motion was filed, not retroactively. Child custody and child support orders are always modifiable if there are changed circumstances that affect these arrangements and the best interests of the children warrant a modification.
In certain situations, an order can be set aside or overturned in its entirety if an appropriate motion within six months of the judgment being entered or upon discovery of fraud taking place. We can assess if there are sufficient grounds to throw out and extinguish a decision using motion practice. We can then help you draft a new order to present to the court, which is based on fact and current conditions.
In any of these situations, prompt action is necessary because if certain deadlines are not met you may be barred from exercising your right to apply for a change. Even if you think an order or judgment is correct, we encourage you to contact us to see if there are additional changes that might improve your situation.
Call 702-388-1851 or send an e-mail to schedule a consultation with one of our Las Vegas divorce appeal lawyers.