As you know, in the months and years after a divorce, life changes. Because of this, in many cases, spouses find themselves in a situation where their initial divorce agreement no longer reflects their current circumstances. When this happens, those individuals will frequently request a post-divorce modification. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Alabama family law attorneys to learn more about post-divorce modifications and how our firm can help you receive one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:
What are some scenarios that may qualify for a post-divorce modification?
There are various scenarios that may qualify for a post-divorce modification, including the following:
- You or your spouse received a promotion or otherwise came into a large sum of money, warranting an increase in alimony/child support payments.
- You or your spouse developed a serious medical condition/injury, warranting a decrease in alimony payments.
- You are moving away with your child, warranting a modification to your child custody agreement.
- Your former spouse exposed your child to an incident of domestic abuse, warranting a modification to your child custody agreement.
- Your former spouse has a substance abuse issue, warranting a modification to your custody agreement.
- Your former spouse is now cohabitating with another person or has remarried, warranting a decrease in alimony payments.
- You or your former spouse were demoted/lost a job, warranting a modification to alimony/child support.
- Your child plans on attending college, warranting an extension on child support payments.
While these are among the most common reasons for modifications, there are other circumstances that may also qualify, and if you believe you have experienced a significant and continuing change in circumstances, you should speak with our firm as soon as you can.
How can I prove that I require a modification to my initial divorce agreement?
To prove that you truly require a modification to your initial divorce agreement, you should retain the services of an experienced Alabama divorce attorney who can gather and present all evidence needed. For example, in certain cases, we can use police reports, school reports, text messages, legal documents, and more to prove that you or your child have undergone a significant and continuing change in circumstances. As long as we can prove as much, you should be awarded a post-divorce modification. If you have any additional questions or you are ready to get started, simply reach out to our knowledgeable Alabama family law attorneys today.
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