Modification of a Divorce Decree or a Child Support Order or Visitation Schedule Is Necessary In Many Cases.
When you are going through a divorce, it is easy to see the here-and-now but planning for the future, as always, can be difficult. For this reason, many people find that the provisions drafted in initial divorce agreements no longer work for them after a few years, placing them under undue duress in their day-to-day lives. If you have found yourself in such a situation, you may want to consider requesting modifications of your divorce agreement to make your life easier.
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Modifications You May Want to Request
When you know that a certain part of your divorce agreement is causing you trouble, you should attempt to do something about it. A modification is a petition you submit to the court to have some aspect of your divorce officially changed. If your ex-spouse has not approved of the modification, they will be notified by the court and given some time – usually 30 days – to accept or reject your petition.
To name a few factors of your divorce agreement you may want to change:
Is the modification Necessary?
Before signing off on any modification petition, the court will want to review it to see if the proposed changes are even necessary. If you are unable to prove that the current agreement is creating undue stress and hardship in your life, the court will likely keep them standing. Additionally, you should not expect any modification to be approved if the court deems it is not to the best interest of any of your children.
Some occurrences that could validate your modification petition:
- Unexpected job loss
- Required to move to keep employment
- Severe illness or injury
- Ex-spouse remarries
- Child's needs change
- Unable to find reliable transportation
Prepare your Argument with Our Help
Every modification case comes down to whether or not the court can see things your way. Even if you and your ex-spouse both agree that a modification will be useful, you need to create a valid case to bring the court so it is not rejected, perhaps due to a clerical error. Team up with our Cleburne family lawyer to draft a modification petition that works best for you.