MOTIONS TO MODIFY
Once a final judgment is entered, it is difficult to change existing domestic relations orders. However, it is possible to change child custody and support orders upon a showing of changed circumstances that justify the modification. For instance, perhaps the income or expenses of either spouse has changed, or the needs of the child have changed. Also, the need or desire for one parent to relocate out of state or a significant distance from the other parent may require the court to revisit the custody and visitation arrangement.