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When a couple’s
divorce is finalized, both spouses receive a court document known as a “judgment
of divorce” that states the provisions of the divorce. While a judgment
is enforceable by law and must be followed by both spouses, it is by no
means absolute and can be changed given the right circumstances. As children
get older and jobs change, a judgment may need to be modified in order
to accommodate for such changes. If you are in need of a post-divorce
modification, a Michigan divorce lawyer from The Badalucco Firm can walk
you step-by-step through the associated legal processes and advocate for
a favorable result on your behalf.
Having helped countless clients with various
family law matters since 2006, our founding attorney Andrea Badalucco has the vast
legal knowledge and skills to protect your rights and maximize your chances
of securing the results you need. With one-on-one, personalized advocacy
and an uncompromising dedication to ensuring your wellbeing, our firm
can help you achieve an effective and swift resolution for your situation.
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Types of Modifications
Nearly any aspect of a divorce arrangement can be changed after the fact
given the right circumstances. In order to pursue a modification, one
or both spouses must petition with the courts and convince the judge to
change their divorce agreement. A petition for modification can be initiated
by either spouse and can be filed jointly if both spouses are in agreement
on the proposed changes.
The following provisions of a divorce agreement may be modified:
In circumstances where the spouses are not in agreement, the seeking spouse
must be able to prove that a qualifying change in circumstances warrants
the change. Valid reasons for modifications can include loss of employment,
substantial increase or decrease in income of either spouse, or the
relocation of a spouse. Absent demonstrable fraud, property settlements may typically
only be amended with the agreement of both spouses.
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If you are in need of a modification of any type, or are looking to defend
against a proposed modification, our firm can represent your interests
and fight to secure a desirable outcome on your behalf. No matter what
the circumstances may be surrounding your situation, we are committed
to handling your case with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality.
We can answer any questions you may have and help you through the process
of petitioning and negotiating with your spouse.
Take advantage of your free case evaluation
today to review your legal options.