When Is It Possible To Change A Divorce Order?

Life continues to change long after a divorce is final, and there are occasions in which it is necessary for a divorce order to change as well. If you find that the terms of your custody or support order no longer match your capabilities or the current needs of your family, we can help. Alabama attorney Tim Smith has over three decades of family law experience, and he can help you secure a modification.

There are times when a court will grant a modification to the terms of a court order, but there must be clear evidence a modification is necessary due to changing needs or circumstances beyond your control. If you think this is the right step for your situation, J. Timothy Smith P.C. can help you address your specific family law concerns.

Grounds For Modifications

There are specific reasons why a court may grant child custody modifications or changes to child support. Even if you and the other party agree to a temporary change in the terms of your order, verbal agreements are not enforceable in the event of a dispute or complication. It is in your interests to walk through the appropriate legal steps, based on one or more of the following reasons:

  • Job loss
  • Remarriage or the birth of other children
  • Kids diagnosed with new medical needs
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • New job schedule or job-related move

These are just some of the reasons why a court may grant your request for a modification. Whether you need to change your visitation schedule, need additional support or are not able to meet your current payment requirements, our lawyer can assist you.

Learn About Your Options Today

Do you think a modification is the right step for you? Contact the Hoover law office of J. Timothy Smith P.C. in Birmingham at 205-208-7974 or reach out online to discuss your options and learn about how we can help you.