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Post Judgment Motions & Modifications Lawyer Troy, MI

Post Judgment Modification Lawyers in Michigan

When a court order is not being adhered to and an amicable resolution proves unattainable, engaging an experienced Troy family law attorney for post-judgment enforcement or modification actions typically becomes necessary.

Michigan law allows for the adjustment of orders on child custody, support, and spousal support due to significant life changes.

Protecting your interests, whether filing for a modification or defending against one, requires the expertise of a skilled MI family law attorney who is experienced in post judgment modifications.

At The Tuke Firm, our divorce modification attorneys understand the nuanced, intricate nature of post-judgment actions and how enforcement hearings work in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, St. Clair, and other Michigan counties.

We can help you navigate this process and find a resolution that is beneficial for all parties involved. Reach out to our Michigan modification lawyers to schedule a free consultation.

What are Post Judgment Actions and Modifications in Michigan?

In Michigan, post-judgement motions are motions filed by you or against you to enforce or modify a current order. There are steps in ensuring your issues are properly presented to the court- pursuant to court rules and properly presented proofs.

These actions can include the enforcement of child support, spousal support, and the division of property settlement. Their necessity stems from instances where parties may not comply with the initial court orders, making legal intervention a vital mechanism for justice and fairness.

Post Judgement Actions can be challenging, as you have a different burden of proof to change something that is well established and/or is going well. Beyond the legal complexities, individuals face significant emotional and psychological stress.

The strain of revisiting legal battles can impact not just the individuals directly involved but also their families, affecting their well-being and daily lives.

At The Tuke Firm, our lawyers recognize the profound impact these processes can have. Led by Esse T. Tuke, our approach is rooted in empathy and understanding. We are committed to guiding our clients through these trying times with respect, compassion, and a keen awareness of the emotional toll involved.


If You’re Facing or in Need of Post Judgement Actions and Modifications, Contact Us Immediately.

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How A Family Lawyer in Troy Can Help With Post Judgement Modifications

The attorneys at the Tuke Firm offer comprehensive services for Post Judgement Actions, ensuring that the judgments made in court are executed and enforced.

Our post judgement and divorce modification services encompass a wide range of enforcement actions, designed to address non-compliance and secure our client’s rights under the law, which include but are not limited to:

  • Filing motions for enforcement or modification of court orders.
  • Gathering and presenting evidence to support the client’s case.
  • Preparing/editing/formatting online documents for e-filing with court.
  • Negotiating with the opposing party or their counsel.
  • Representing the client in court hearings.
  • Drafting legal documents, including motions and responses.
  • Requesting court-ordered relief, such as contempt, for non-compliance.
  • Calculating revised child support or alimony payments.
  • Assisting with custody and visitation modifications.
  • Drafting discovery requests to obtain relevant information to prove your case.
  • Protecting the client’s financial interests in property division disputes.
  • Facilitating communication with the court and other legal entities.
  • Managing deadlines and procedural requirements.

Our lawyers do the heavy lifting to ensure you navigate this process with the least amount of stress possible.

Types of Post Judgment Actions (Enforcement Hearings)

Our services cater to a variety of enforcement needs, including but not limited to:

  • Parenting Time Enforcement: We assist clients who have been denied court ordered parenting time to request sanctions for willful violations, resume the time and request make up parenting time.
  • Parenting Time Modification: Circumstances change and, sometimes, so does your court order. We assist in adjusting parenting time orders to reflect current realities, ensuring that the child’s best interests are maintained or defending against a challenge to the existing parenting time that you want to maintain.
  • Child Support Enforcement: We pursue the enforcement of child support orders, ensuring that financial responsibilities are met to support the well-being of the children involved.
  • Child Support Modification: If you need to increase or reduce your current child support order, we assist in filing the motion and obtaining the other party’s income information via legal process and discovery requests. Your hearing could including testimony about income, review of income documents and scheduling of future hearings. Your case may be referred for an FOC investigation or an evidentiary hearing on the parties incomes.
  • Spousal Support Enforcement: We pursue the enforcement of spousal support orders, ensuring that financial responsibilities agreed upon are complied with.
  • Spousal Support Modification: If your support order clearly states that it is MODIFIABLE and your/their circumstances change, we assist in adjusting spousal support orders to reflect current realities, ensuring fairness and sustainability.
  • Property Division Enforcement: In Michigan, property provisions are full, final, and binding once you enter your Judgment- non-modifiable. We assist clients in enforcing the division of property as ordered by the court, addressing non-compliance, and ensuring rightful ownership. If the other side is not complying with a clear order, the court may award attorney fees to the party that was forced to file a motion.

The Tuke Firm has a track record of successfully managing complex Post Judgement Actions. We have resumed long stopped parenting time, reclaimed overdue child support payments for custodial parents, and made sure retirement assets were properly transferred.

In cases of spousal support, we’ve facilitated adjustments that reflect changed financial circumstances, maintaining equity and support.

Our firm has also been instrumental in enforcing property division orders, securing our clients’ rightful assets.

When Should a Party Consider Post Judgment Modifications in Michigan?

Michigan post-judgment actions occur when there’s a need to enforce or modify court orders due to non-compliance or significant changes in circumstances after the original judgment has been issued.

A parent should consider pursuing post-judgment actions or enforcement when:

  • You lose your job and cannot pay the court-ordered support or you want to request an increase in the support you receive.
  • The other parent fails to pay child support as ordered.
  • There is non-compliance with alimony/spousal support payments.
  • The agreed-upon child custody or parenting time schedule is not being followed.
  • The ex-spouse has not complied with the property division terms of the divorce Judgment.
  • There is a significant change in circumstances that warrants a modification of the original order, such as a change in income, health, relocation, or a change in the child’s needs.
  • The other parent is engaging in behavior that puts the child’s safety or well-being at risk, necessitating a review and possible modification of custody arrangements.

The Michigan Post Judgment Actions Process

The process of initiating and proceeding with Post Judgement Actions in Michigan and Oakland county is systematic and requires attention to legal procedures. The Tuke Firm guides clients through each step, ensuring clarity and support. Here is an overview of the process:

  • Initial Consultation: A comprehensive consultation to understand the specifics of your case and determine the necessary legal actions.
  • Case Review and Documentation: We conduct a thorough review of your case, including the record of actions, original judgement, custody order and any subsequent orders. Gathering all pertinent documents and evidence is crucial.
  • Filing for Enforcement: Based on the review, we prepare and file the necessary legal documents to initiate the enforcement action. This step officially begins the legal process to enforce the judgement. It’s best to provide your attorney with documentation supporting your claims to attach to the filing.
  • Notice and Response: The party against whom enforcement is sought will be served notice of the action/motion filing and given an opportunity to respond. This step is critical in ensuring due process.
  • Negotiation and Mediation: Sometimes, we seek to resolve the issue through negotiation or mediation, aiming for a swift and amicable solution that serves your best interests.
  • Court Hearing: If a resolution is not reached through negotiation, the case will proceed to a court hearing. At this stage, both parties present their arguments, and a judge makes a decision on the enforcement action.
  • Enforcement of the Court’s Order: Following a favorable judgement, we take all necessary steps to ensure the enforcement of the court’s order, whether it involves garnishing wages, seizing assets, or other legal remedies.

Why Choose The Tuke Firm for Post-Judgment Modifications in Michigan

Choosing The Tuke Firm means partnering with a team dedicated to your well-being and legal success. Our approach is centered on empathetic client treatment, ensuring clear and cost-effective pricing, providing expert courtroom representation, and maintaining secure communication.

Our family law firm, led by the seasoned trial lawyer Esse T. Tuke, is distinguished by its readiness to go to trial and a proven track record, ensuring formidable advocacy for every client. The positive outcomes we’ve achieved for our clients, as reflected in their testimonials, underscore our commitment to delivering justice and peace of mind.

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Contact The Post Judgement Motion Attorneys in Troy, MI

If you’re facing or in need of Post Judgement Actions, The Tuke Firm is here to help. With a straightforward approach to getting started, we make it easy to take the first step towards resolution.

Contact our law office to schedule a free initial consultation with a divorce modification attorney in Troy, MI.

Esse T. Tuke
Founder of The Tuke Firm, PLLC

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