Even after your divorce is finalized, there are still aspects of the order that may be subject to modification.
When one spouse, or in some cases one of their children, experiences a significant change in circumstances, a request may be made to modify the divorce order.
Modifications can be requested for many reasons, including:
- Loss or decrease of income
- Significant pay raise
- Onset of drug or alcohol problem
- Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction
- Child abuse
- Significant increase in children’s medical expenses
- Parental relocation
These events may prompt one of the parties to seek a modification of child support, child custody, or alimony. Modification requests, however, are not always granted, and bringing or defending against a claim takes the skill of a seasoned family law attorney.
Advocating For Peaceful Resolutions, But Always Ready For Trial
Modifications are generally contested legal matters, but that does not mean they cannot be resolved by peaceful methods such as negotiation or mediation. When possible, I advocate for these alternative forms of dispute resolution in order to save you the stress of going to trial. But when your and your children’s best interests are not being met, my legal team is fully prepared to promote your position in courtroom litigation. I will advocate for you in the courtroom.
Lawyer Handling Child Support Modification In DFW
When circumstances change post-divorce, contact my law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. I am ready to help.