If things have changed since you got divorced and your divorce agreement is really not working for you like you thought it would, you may have some options. Deputy and Mizell have successfully helped clients modify their divorce agreement after the divorce has been finalized and they are here to help you, too. Our divorce lawyers at Lake of the Ozarks are very skilled at post-divorce modifications and your initial consultation with us is free. If you’re interested in learning some examples of post-divorce modifications that can be made, and under what circumstances, keep reading his blog!
Changes in child custody are one of the more common reasons for requesting a divorce modification. Usually, that has to do with a child potentially being exposed to different dangers. If there’s a concern of child abuse, drugs or alcohol in the home, or neglect by either parent, that may be grounds to look at a modification in child custody. Obviously, if one of the child’s parents is incarcerated, that is another reason to modify custody. If circumstances have changed since you were officially divorced, and you have reason to believe that child custody plans need to change for the best interest of your child, we encourage you to make an appointment with our experienced divorce attorneys in mid-Missouri right away.
There are also circumstances that can change that will prompt a request for modification in court-ordered child support payments. If the parent who has been ordered to pay child support loses their job, that can make a difference in what they should be expected to pay. The same goes if the person ordered to pay child support experience is a significant decrease in their income. Using the same logic, if the child has gone through anything that requires significantly more financial need, e.g. increasing educational or medical needs, then your divorce agreement can be re-examined and child custody orders modified to accommodate the new circumstances.
If one spouse is required to pay the other spouse alimony as a part of the divorce decree, that can also be modified based on certain reasons. Some of the more common reasons that alimony amounts can be changed include the alimony receiving spouse getting remarried, if they have gotten a new job or promotion, or if the spouse ordered to pay alimony has lost their job. If you feel like you have a valid reason to change your alimony payments we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys in mid-Missouri for a consultation. Is your divorce agreement not working anymore?
If any of the above three situations is applicable to you and you are wondering if you should make a change to your divorce agreement, we are here for you. We are happy to answer your questions and see if you are able to seek a divorce modification. We understand that life changes and divorces are complicated and emotional. We want you to have a divorce agreement that works for you and your circumstances, and we have the experience to help. To schedule your free consultation, use the contact information below to call us and make an appointment. We are available during regular business hours and also on evenings and weekends by appointment. If you enjoyed this blog and would like to stay up to date on all of our latest tips and information, we invite you to use the link below to follow us on social media!
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