As you know, life after divorce can bring about significant changes in everybody’s lives. It is not uncommon for divorced spouses and their children to find themselves facing different circumstances than they were at the time the divorce was first finalized. Fortunately, Texas courts can account for these situations, as long as it can be proven that there was a significant and lasting change in circumstances. In this case, a judge can change the nature of your initial divorce agreement to better reflect your current situation in life. This is known as a post-judgment modification. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced The Woodlands family law attorney to learn more about post-judgment modifications and how our firm can help you receive one.
Common Types of Post-Judgment Modifications
The three most common types of post-judgment modifications that our firm sees are as follows:
- Modifications to Child Support: Child support is in place to help ensure that a parent can financially support his or her child after a divorce. Some common reasons for child support modifications include a parent’s significant change in income, or a child aging out of child support. To learn more about modifying child support in Texas, click here.
- Modifications to Child Custody: Every child custody order must work in the best interests of a child. When a child custody order no longer does so, parents will often request a modification. If a parent exposes his or her child to an act of domestic violence, has a substance abuse problem, or otherwise proves to be parentally unfit, the other parent can request a modification to the custody agreement to help ensure their child’s safety. Other common reasons for child custody modifications include one parent moving away, a change in a child’s schedule, and more.
- Modifications to Spousal Maintenance: Though spousal maintenance isn’t typically awarded in Texas, many people still do receive it. If you pay spousal maintenance and believe there has been a significant change in circumstances, you may request to have the spousal support lowered or eliminated in a modification. Spousal maintenance can never be increased after the divorce is final. Some of the most common reasons we see spouses ask for modifications to spousal maintenance include one spouse remarrying or cohabitating with another person, one spouse receiving a boost in income from a better-paying job, one spouse receiving a demotion or getting a lower-paying job, and more.
If you believe your situation qualifies for a post-judgment modification, our The Woodlands post-judgment modification lawyer is here to help you, every step of the way.
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