Some provisions in divorce decrees are written in stone. Others can be modified due to changed circumstances. Here are three provisions that are often modified pursuant to the Texas Family Code section 156 due to changed circumstances after a marriage is dissolved by a divorce. You’ll want to consult with a post divorce modification attorney from the Jackson Law Firm about any of these circumstances that have arisen.
Child support can be modified by either of the parties for any number of reasons. An obligor might have lost his or her job or received a significant promotion and raise. With those changed circumstances, either party to the divorce can return to court, and ask a judge for a modification to the prior child support agreement.
Child custody Child custody proceedings can be emotionally charged. After children get older, many child custody agreements just don’t seem to work anymore. Maybe the children want to use their time differently, or maybe one of the parents wants increased time with them. Sometimes parents even want to modify custody provisions due to relocation or a change in working hours. Judges will carefully consider whether a proposed child custody modification order will operate in the best interests of a child.
Changed circumstances can also be a reason to ask a court to modify alimony or spousal support payments. Upon the remarriage of the recipient of alimony, the paying former spouse can immediately stop paying alimony. This is also true if the receiving spouse is cohabiting with another person in a continuing romantic relationship. Under those circumstances a court order releasing the payer from any future payments must be obtained.
For a post divorce modification attorney, contact the Jackson Law Firm in Cedar Park, Texas. Call us at 512-528-1900. You can even use our quick contact form right here on the internet.
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