Change Your Divorce Decree with Help from Our Bell County Family Law Attorneys
Following a divorce, a family’s circumstances can change quickly and substantially. Occasionally, these changes necessitate adjustments of finalized divorce decrees. Though modifications can be difficult to obtain, they are possible with the help of a skilled Killeen divorce modifications lawyer.
To obtain high-quality legal services from an attorney you can trust, call (254) 221-8588 now or contact the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC online.
The Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC can help you obtain or maintain a divorce decree that best suits the details of your situation. Nancy Perry Eaton has 27 years of experience providing adequate legal representation for family law matters in Bell County. She is committed to providing responsive and personalized attention to each of her clients.
Modifying a Divorce Order in Killeen
Can you modify your divorce agreement? The simple answer is yes, there are a few different parts of a divorce degree that can be modified. A divorce modification is an effective way to change certain aspects of a divorce order. In most cases, a petition to modify a divorce decree can be filed as soon as one year after a judge signed it. Not all aspects of a divorce order can be changed. Typically, unless fraud was involved, a court will not reconsider decrees regarding the division of property and finances.
Common modifiable aspects of a divorce decree include:
- Spousal maintenance (alimony)
- Child custody
- Child support
- Other orders related to children
How Do You Prove Material Change in Circumstances?
To modify any part of a divorce decree, an individual must have a valid reason. In Texas, divorce modifications will usually only be considered for those who have experienced a material and substantial change in circumstances. This change in circumstances must have been experienced since the time of the signing of the divorce order.
Legitimate reasons for divorce modifications generally include:
- Loss of employment
- An increase or decrease in income
- A child’s living arrangements have been changed
- Change in medical condition
- Change in relationship status
- Change in medical insurance or coverage
- Special needs of the child, such as educational, medical, or psychological
How Often Can a Divorce Decree Be Modified?
In general terms, there is no set in stone amount of time that a divorce decree needs to be modified by. This is because situations are constantly changing. However, there are some aspects of a decree, such as child custody, that cannot be revisited after a set amount of time. It is important to be aware of these requirements and to walk through the process with an experienced team to back you up.
Contact a Reputable Killeen Modifications Attorney Now
If you believe that you have experienced a change in circumstances that requires a modification to your divorce order, contact the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC right away. Alternatively, if your ex-spouse is filing a petition to modify your divorce decree and you do not wish for it to be changed, Nancy can help you make a case against it.
Dial (254) 221-8588 today to discuss your divorce modification with an experienced attorney in Bell County.