Years after a divorce is finalized, a modification may be necessary. Divorce modifications could be needed for a variety of reasons. A Huntsville divorce modification lawyer at Charlotte Christian Law can help you make the necessary modifications to your divorce agreement.
We understand how stressful divorce proceedings can be and want you to reach a fair agreement with your former spouse. Our attorneys will guide you through the process to resolve things as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Modifying a Divorce Is Legally Binding
After the dust settles on your divorce, many former spouses can communicate better with each other. In some cases, the divorced parties may start making informal agreements outside the bounds of their divorce decree. These informal agreements are not legally binding, and either party can go back on those agreements at any time.
At Charlotte Christian Law, we recommend our clients stay within the agreements made in their divorce decree. If at any time they want to make changes, a modification is necessary. Our divorce modification attorneys will make sure agreements made between former spouses are legally binding. We do not want you to deal with the consequences of your ex-spouse going back on their word from an informal agreement.
If you are thinking about changing the rules to your divorce in any way, our modification attorneys can help you make changes the right way. We are dedicated to helping our clients reach agreements that will help them take positive steps into their new chapter of life.
For a free legal consultation with a divorce modification lawyer serving Huntsville, call (256) 445-9206
Reasons to Modify a Divorce
There are several reasons former spouses may need to modify their original divorce agreement. If both parties are in agreement that the divorce needs to be modified, it can be easier than if only one party wants to modify it. Some of the reasons people seek divorce modifications include:
- Material or substantial changes: If the court agrees that a modification is in order, it can still not approve it until there is proof substantial material or substantial changes occurred.
- Mutual agreements: When the dust settles after a divorce agreement, both parties may agree there needs to be a modification to the original document.
- Child support changes: These usually occur if there are material or substantial changes. This includes changes in income, relocation, or one parent becoming disabled.
If children are involved, reasons to modify a divorce include:
- If one parent’s income or financial situation changes, you might want to change child support terms.
- If there is a change in unexpected costs in the child’s care (like if a child develops a health condition that requires costly treatments)
- As the child gets older, the costs of taking care of them could change.
- If one parent relocates or remarries
- If one parent is not properly taking care of the child (The parent could be using drugs or if the child is being taken care of by the grandparents when they are supposed to be taken care of by their parent.)
AL Code § 30-2-4 states that a modification of a divorce agreement needs to be in the county in which at least one party resides. It needs to be alleged and proven that they have lived there for at least six months.
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What Are Common Mistakes People Make During Divorce Proceedings?
Divorces can cause big life changes for all parties involved. Because of this, emotions can run high during these proceedings. Making decisions fueled by anger or sadness can lead to rash decisions. You may later come to regret these decisions once time has passed and emotions have calmed.
Because emotions are running high, mistakes could be made during divorce proceedings. If either party is not looking at the big picture, these common mistakes could be made:
Not Protecting Your Interests
You may end up with very little if you make divorce modification decisions based on guilt or fear. You must advocate for yourself and share your opinion on what you should be owed. If you work with our attorneys, our Huntsville team will make sure that:
- Your interests are protected
- You can move on to the next chapter with the resources you need
Not Keeping Your Emotions in Check
Emotions can sometimes make spouses persist with original demands, even if they cause added stress. Sometimes, people go into divorces to “win”. This type of mindset can cause more drama, and you could end up paying more in the long run. AL Code § 30-2-52 states that an allowance can be made if either party displays misconduct.
Not Seeing the Big Picture
During divorce proceedings, look at the big picture and how your decisions can affect your future. When it comes to selling the home and investment strategies, our attorneys can help you create a financial plan.
Often, couples will get hung up on small details of the divorce proceedings, such as who gets the couch and other small furnishings. This causes people to fail to see the big picture. Our attorneys will help you protect your interests and focus on the right things.
Not Staying Involved With Your Case
Far too often, divorce cases can go on for months, possibly even years. Keep in contact with your lawyer serving Huntsville, even if your case goes on for a long time. Not staying involved can cause divorce modification proceedings to go on longer than needed.
Putting Divorce Details on Social Media
While social media is a fun way to update friends and family on your life, it is smart to keep divorce details off of your page. Anything you post on social media can be used against you in court. We advise our clients to stay away from any relationship status changes to social media during divorce proceedings.
Charlotte Christian Law Will Guide You Through the Entire Divorce Modification
At our firm, we take an individualized approach to each case because we understand the circumstances of each divorce modification are different. Our attorneys have completed some of the most rigorous legal training programs. We are prepared to handle difficult negotiations. We protect our clients from unfair divorces and have saved clients millions of dollars.
Our team works with:
- Financial experts
- Forensic accountants
- Family office advisory firms
- Financial planners
- Real estate appraisers
So, each issue in your case could be handled by a professional in that area. We have a proven track record of exceeding our client’s expectations through their divorce proceedings.
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At Charlotte Christian Law, we understand our clients want to move on with their lives as quickly as possible. Our divorce legal team will work to make sure the modifications are fair to you so you have the resources you need. Contact us by calling (256) 859-7277 today for a case review.