We are available to address your changing needs after divorce
While many of the issues decided during divorce proceedings are final, others can be modified if there is a substantial change in circumstances. Although most people are relieved to see their divorces end and reluctant to reopen the process, in some cases it can be very much in your best interest. If you want to modify your divorce decree, a Salt Lake City divorce decree modification lawyer can help determine if your circumstances allow it. And if your former spouse is seeking modifications that diminish your rights, an attorney can effectively advocate on your behalf. Even when both parties agree to a modification, an experienced lawyer helps you comply with legal requirements and adequately memorialize your agreement.
How a decree can be modified
Divorce decrees — whether litigated by a contested divorce attorney in Salt Lake City or settled out of court — usually involve several determinations. Most of these can be modified under certain circumstances:
- Child support
- Child custody
- Parent time
In most cases, a substantial and material change in circumstances must be present to justify a modification. For support and alimony, this can mean a major change in either party’s income or the costs necessary for raising the children. A Salt Lake City divorce lawyer can determine if your circumstances justify a modification of one or more elements of your divorce decree. If modification is appropriate, an attorney can also help you negotiate a modification with your former spouse and obtain approval through the court to protect your rights in the future.
Uncontested divorce attorneys in Salt Lake City know that there are numerous complex issues in nearly every divorce. And anticipating every eventuality and every path your life or the lives of your former spouse or children may take in the years to come is simply not possible. A Salt Lake City divorce decree modification lawyer at Intermountain Legal can help you mold the elements of your divorce decree to fit your ever-changing life or protect your rights against an overreaching former spouse.
Call the firm for a free consultation about divorce modification
Hailey Black, our principle divorce decree modification attorney, has represented numerous Intermountain Legal clients through all phases of the divorce process, including post-decree modification. Call our office today at 801-990-4200 or contact us online to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your family law matter.
Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City and Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit counties.