Birmingham Post-Divorce Modifications Attorneys
We won’t abandon you just because your divorce is final
Most people think that their problems are over once they have a final divorce decree from the court. However, circumstances often change, and you may need to modify the terms of your divorce. Post-decree modifications cover a variety of issues from child custody to spousal support. At King, Green, & Dobson, LLC, we focus on your needs and provide energetic and knowledgeable legal advice and guidance.
Situations that can lead to the modification of a final judgment
Following a divorce, the court will enter a final judgment of divorce that details the conditions and provisions agreed upon by both parties. It is not uncommon for one or both parties to face a substantial change in circumstances that warrants a post-divorce modification. Our attorneys routinely help clients obtain post-decree modifications involving such issues as:
• Child custody
• Child support
• Spousal support and alimony
• Visitation and parenting time schedules
A material change in circumstances is vital for a post-divorce modification
A Petition to Modify requires proof of a substantial and reasonable change in circumstances.
For child support modifications the court will consider:
• An increase or decrease in each parent’s income
• All available assets and benefits of each parent
• An increase in the cost of living
• The health conditions of each parent and the child
Child custody orders may be modified if:
• One parent wishes to relocate.
• One or both parents are violating a court-ordered visitation and parenting time schedule.
• The child has reached a sufficient age and maturity and wishes to alter the custody and visitation arrangements.
• The benefits outweigh the disruptive effect.
Spousal support orders that are for periodic alimony can also be modified upon a material change in circumstances and based on each spouse’s current need and ability to pay. Spousal maintenance usually terminates upon the remarriage or cohabitation in a marriage-like relationship of the spouse receiving support. It is important to seek the advice of a qualified family law attorney if you wish to modify the terms of your divorce and comply with all statutory requirements.
Energy and professionalism are the cornerstones of our practice
At King, Green, & Dobson, LLC, we’re here to serve you before, during and after your divorce. We go to great lengths to provide the support you need during each stage of the divorce process. Visit our Birmingham or Blount County office location to discuss your case with one of our legal professionals. Call us at 205.937.3687 or contact us online today.