Following the dissolution of a marriage, life can be unpredictable. Given time, the agreed upon terms of a divorce which were once in your family’s best interest may no longer be the optimal path forward. In Texas, the legal system recognizes that situations change and a court may allow former spouses to modify existing agreements. However, the modification process has strict requirements for eligibility and a drastic change in circumstances must be demonstrated for a court to consider a request.
If you and your family need to change an existing agreement, contact Phillip M. Herr and get the straightforward advice you need to achieve your goals. Our Flower Mound family law attorney possesses substantial experience with the modification process and understands the legal challenges which may lie ahead.
Agreements which may be subject to modification can include:
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In order for a post-divorce modification to be granted, the requesting party must show that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred, preference alone is typically not enough. Furthermore, the change must directly affect the previously agreed upon terms. For example, in the case of a child support agreement, if the non-custodial parent is fired, he or she may request a reduction in monthly financial obligation citing the lack of income. Success in the modifications process can be complex and if you are unable to accurately or effectively communicate your case, your motion may be denied. Our legal team can work with you at every step to see that your voice is heard in the courtroom.
Reasons for which a court may grant a modification can include:
A post-divorce motion can also be effective if your spouse is not upholding their end of an existing agreement. Courts may not oversee the terms of divorce agreements, and if a breach occurs, it is up to the affected spouse to take legal action. Our divorce attorneys can consult with you regarding the decision to go to court in order to enforce an agreement.
New and existing disputes often persist after the dissolution of marriage and it may be necessary to pursue a post-divorce modification. Whether you need to change the terms of a financial arrangement or child custody agreement, Phillip M. Herr, Attorney at Law can put more than a decade of experience to work for you. For his legal abilities and client focus, our lead attorney has been voted “Best Attorney” by readers of News Connection newspaper, Living Magazine, and Star Community Local News.
If you wish to learn more about post-divorce modifications or our services, we invite you to contact us today.