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Enforcement or Modification Matters

An enforcement proceeding is where there already exists a contractual or court ordered obligation and one party is seeking compliance from the other party of the obligation(s).

A modification proceeding is where there already exists a contractual or court ordered obligation and one party is seeking to change it. For instance, in the child support context, perhaps the facts warrant a parent seeking an increase or a decrease in the child support obligation. In the parenting context, perhaps a change of legal custody is warranted, or access or visitation rights need to be modified or adjusted.

Whether one should commence an enforcement or modification proceeding in the Supreme Court or Family Court will depend upon whether the Family Court has jurisdiction to entertain the matter, as well as other considerations which should be discussed with an attorney.