Modifications to Divorce Orders
Family Lawyers in McAllen – (956) 290-8911
Divorce agreements are finalized using available information and what is perceived to likely occur in the future. Since no one can actually predict what will happen tomorrow, though, a divorce decree can feasibly result in some undue hardship placed on one of the divorcees following an unexpected yet significant life change. When this happens, a divorce modification might be usable to adjust the divorce agreement so it is manageable again.
Do you think it is time to modify the agreements outlined in your divorce? Get started on the right foot by working with The Christopher P. Cavazos Law Firm, PLLC and our McAllen divorce lawyers. For years, we have stood by the side of our clients in a variety of difficult family law disputes and would be honored to be able to give the same level of service to you.
Start today by scheduling a free initial consultation.
How a Divorce Decree Can Be Modified
No judge likes to revisit a court order they approved and change it unless there is good reason for doing so. When you want to have your divorce order modified, whether you are concerned about parenting time, spousal support, or any other aspect of divorce, you need to approach the situation with solid reasoning behind your motion for the modification. In many family law courts, the person filing the motion is expected to have gone through a “significant life change.”
Significant life changes, according to a family law court, may include:
- You are abruptly terminated for reasons outside of your control, like a company-wide layoff.
- You need to relocate in order to keep gainful employment.
- You are severely injured or develop a debilitating illness.
- You or your ex-spouse remarry.
- Your doctor orders you to relocate for your health.
For example: Consider a scenario in which you are paying large sums of spousal support to your ex-spouse, as per directions of the court order. After your ex-spouse remarries another person, you can request the court to terminate your spousal support payments.
Creative & Caring Help from Start to Finish
Our McAllen divorce attorneys genuinely care about your wellbeing and the comfort you can find in your life after divorce. If you are feeling overly stressed or financially strained due to a provision in your divorce agreement, then we would like to hear about it. Using our insight and legal experience, we may be able to help you file an efficient motion that is readily approved by the court. In case your ex-spouse moves to contest your divorce modification, we will be ready to challenge them in negotiations or litigation as well.
Contact our law office by calling (956) 290-8911 at any time.