modification

modification
I noun adaptation, adjustment, alteration, change, correction, exception, limitation, partial change, qualification, reservation, restriction, slight change, variation associated concepts: amendment, material modification, modification of a contract, modification of a decree, modification of a will, modification of an order, modification of judgment, reformation II index abatement (reduction), amendment (correction), correction (change), curtailment, innovation, qualification (condition), transition, treatment

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


modification
1) A change in an existing court order or judgment, commonly sought in family law cases where a spouse paying support asks for a modificaiton of the amount based on a change in circumstances since the original order was made.
2) A physical change to a legally disabled tenant's living space, made because the alteration is necessary for the tenant to live safely and comfortably on the premises. Normally, tenants pay for the modifications and can be asked to undo them when they leave.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


modification
A change or alteration in existing materials.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


modification
A change or alteration in existing materials.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

modification
n.
   a change in an existing court order or judgment made necessary by a change in circumstances since the order or judgment was made or to cure an error. A motion (petition) to the court for modification is common after divorce judgments because the courts "retain jurisdiction" over matters concerning the children which may need changes such as terms of child support and custody.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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