Ready to Help You File a Petition to Modify a Family Court Order in Alabama
After a divorce is finalized, a lot of things can change. An ex-spouse may lose their job, or may need to relocate with the children because of a better job opportunity, or a child may need additional care due to health concerns. Whenever life changes after a divorce, the court may need to modify existing court orders.
If you are interested in modifying a current court order in Alabama, our Tuscaloosa modification lawyers at The Glasscox Law Firm LLC can help you file a petition in court. With more than five decades of collective experience, we can review your case, create an effective and personalized legal strategy, and guide you through the complexities of the legal process. Let us represent you in court and vigorously argue for a modification.
Schedule a free consultation by calling us today at (205) 345-9537.
Alabama Modification Laws
The final divorce agreement is a legal binding contract. However, if certain life changes affect your divorce agreement, you may seek modification.
Common circumstances that may result in a modification include:
- Changes in one parent's income or financial situation changes (e.g. getting fired, promotion, etc.)
- One parent wants to relocate to another state or country, or within Alabama but 60 miles from the child's current home.
- One party remarries
- The child grows older and their needs change
- One parent is no longer fit to care for the child
If both parties agree to modify a current order, they may reach an agreement without going to a court and having a hearing. Yet, if the requested modification is complicated, then a hearing could be held.
By contrast, if only one spouse wishes to modify an order, they must file a petition to the court. A judge will schedule a hearing, where both parties will argue their case.
If someone wishes to modify a child custody or child support order, the court will decide based on the best interests of the child. Before deciding whether to modify a current order, you must obtain legal advice from a knowledgeable and skilled attorney.
Let Us Review Your Case Today
No matter how complex your case may appear, The Glasscox Law Firm LLC is here to help. We understand that life can change in an instant and are prepared to help you modify your court orders to ensure you are able to meet your legal obligations after divorce.
Contact our Tuscaloosa legal team today at (205) 345-9537 to learn if you are eligible for modification in Alabama.