As you know, in the months or years following a divorce, things change. Your life is not exactly the same now as it was when you initially got divorced. For this reason, Texas courts allow those who are already divorced to modify their initial divorce agreement (under certain circumstances) to better suit their current situation in life. Continue reading and reach out to an experienced The Woodlands post-judgment modification lawyer here at our firm to learn more about these modifications how we can help you.
What are some of the most common reasons for post-judgment modifications?
There are various divorce-related terms that may qualify for post-judgment modifications, and for various reasons. Just some of the most commonly-requested post-judgment modifications involve the following:
- Child Custody: Every good parent wants to retain custody of their child. However, certain circumstances can warrant the modification of child custody agreements. For example, if your child has a significant change in schedule, or if one parent wishes to move out of state with the child, a modification to a child custody schedule may be in order. Additionally, if one parent exposes a child to an act of domestic violence, substances abuse, or takes any other action that may call his or her parental fitness into question, it may warrant a custody modification.
- Child Support: As time goes on, child support may also be modified or terminated. For example, when a child reaches the standard age of emancipation, child support may be terminated. On the other side of the coin, child support may also be extended past the age of emancipation if the child has special needs or plans on attending college.
- Alimony: Spousal support, formally known as alimony here in Texas, is seldom a factor when it comes to Texas divorces, however, it is nonetheless at times a very hotly-contested issue. Often, it remains so even after a divorce is finalized. Spouses can request modifications to alimony agreements for a variety of reasons, including one spouse remarrying, one spouse becoming financially independent, or one spouse developing a serious and costly medical condition.
As long as we can prove that there has been a significant and substantial change in circumstances, you should qualify for a post-judgment modification. If you have any further questions or you believe you qualify, simply reach out to our The Woodlands family law attorney today. Our firm is here to help.
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