Post-Divorce Modifications Attorney in Murfreesboro
Change a Court Order with Help from Mitchell E. Shannon, Attorney at Law
Whether you and your ex-spouse finalized matters through mediation or you received orders after a hearing, all court orders must be obeyed by all parties involved. Violating a family law court order could put you in contempt of court. That said, you do have the right to request changes to many components of your divorce decree.
At Mitchell E. Shannon, Attorney at Law, we understand that life can change on a whim. If changing circumstances call for modifications to any court order, let us help you request the appropriate changes. Our post-divorce modifications attorney in Murfreesboro understands how to properly petition for modifications and can build a strong case on your behalf. Our firm also represents individuals who want to block the other party’s requested changes.
What Can Be Modified?
Many components of your divorce decree can be changed with valid evidence that the change is required. All modifications must be approved by the court.
Generally speaking, you may request modifications to an order regarding:
Keep in mind that property division orders generally cannot be renegotiated or changed.
How to Obtain a Modification
In order to successfully change a court order, you will have to prove that there has been a substantial change in circumstances that requires the modification. If children are involved, you will have to prove that the change is in their best interests.
Situations that may be valid reasons for modifications include:
- Job loss or promotion
- Relocation required for work
- Death or serious illness in the family
- Instances of domestic abuse or child neglect
- A significant change in the child’s care expenses
- A child who has incurred a physical disability or serious illness
Working with a family law modifications attorney in Murfreesboro can significantly improve your chances of successfully modifying your court order. Mitchell E. Shannon, Attorney at Law is here to provide the personalized representation and compassionate guidance you are seeking.