Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney

California Judgment Modification Lawyer

Child Custody Modifications
Child & Spousal Support Modifications

Barb McNamara is a family law attorney in Orange County, California.  Her firm helps clients modify custody judgements.  She also helps with support modifications.


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At the conclusion of a divorce, legal separation, or paternity case, the parties either agree upon a stipulated judgment, or there is a trial resulting in a judgment issued by the court. In divorce or separation cases, this could include how the marital property is divided, who has primary physical and legal custody of the minor children, and how much child support will be paid and for how long. Judgments must be strictly adhered to, and failure to do so could cost you more time and money in the long run.

Over time, people’s needs and circumstances may change. There may be a new job, changed income, or a new step-parent which introduces a blended family situation into your child’s life. A judgment that was handed down ten years ago may not work well for you and your family today. Upon a showing of “changed circumstances,” it is possible to have a judgment modified. Let me help evaluate your situation and determine how I can help modify your Judgment with the Court.

As a certified family law specialist, I can assist you in petitioning the court to have your judgment modified. Whether you are seeking more or less child support to be paid, are requesting the ability to relocate your children or any other modifications of your judgment, I can help you put together a persuasive case that will increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

If you feel that an old judgment just isn’t working for you and your loved ones anymore, it is essential that you contact me before breaching the judgment in any way. Don’t let an old judgment hold you back. Take the necessary steps today to modify your judgment or enter into post-judgment modification orders that better serves you and your family. Call me today for a consultation.

Helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce...
Helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce...
My name is Cheryl Stack and I work for Chapman University in Orange, California. I have been employed with Chapman for twenty three years. Attorney Barbara McNamara was referred to me by the law offices of Aitkin, Aitkin and Cohn in September 2011. I was the victim of a harassment/stalking situation for over one year and was seeking legal assistance to get the female perpetrator to stop. At the time of my first meeting with Barbara, I had filed two police reports with the City of Orange Police department. I had also met with another attorney prior to meeting Barbara. After our first initial......
Barbara McNamara was recommended to me by a co-worker who had seen her in action while waiting for his case to be heard. My friend did not have representation at the time and was fine with that–until he saw Barbara. He said she was a TIGER in the courtroom! I took his advice and retained Barbara as my attorney. Barbara had her game face on when I met her and it was awesome! She had an intensity when listening to me talk, I knew she was totally engaged with what I had to say. Barbara laid it on the line and gave her candid opinion, which I appreciated and still appreciate. We.....
I would recommend Ms. McNamara because I believe she’s an attorney who is there for the child’s best interest. Plus, when it came to returning phone calls they were in 24 hours or less and great at replying to emails. Thank you for your help and patience throughout my trial. Thank you, Barbara! –A. Esparza
Ms. McNamara was incredibly helpful and professional in working on my case. I worked with another attorney on my case, however he did not perform as expected. I then hired Ms McNamara and she was courteous and forthright, and helped me in every aspect of my case. Ms. McNamara helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce. Ms. McNamara was prompt in returning phone calls and communicated with me through every step of the way. I highly recommend her services to all my family and.....
I would definitely recommend Barbara to anyone considering going through the divorce process. I’ve been more than pleased with Barbara’s organization and knowledge of family law. She was very professional, and yet approachable, easy to talk with, and sincere. As family law counsel, I found her tenacious and addressing all of my needs to settle my divorce in a timely and fair manner. My entire divorce went smoothly thanks to Atty. Barbara McNamara’s legal expertise, guidance and support. It was comforting to know someone who I could fully trust. I sincerely appreciate everything.....
My former wife and I received expert professional legal guidance and counseling throughout our divorce process. Ms. McNamara is very familiar with family law and knew the judges and judicial process very well, which made the entire process painless and efficient. –name confidential