Post-Decree/Order Modifications

An attorney you can trust as your life changes

Despite the best efforts of the court and all parties involved in a divorce, there are bound to be specifics in the divorce decree that will need to be readdressed down the road. As circumstances change, including growing children, new jobs, and new living situations, the terms outlined in the original divorce decree may need to be modified.

When that happens, you can rely on Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen to help you. With his extensive background in family law, Mesa attorney Brad Crider knows the best processes when it comes to drafting, filing and petitioning post-divorce modifications.

Why are modifications necessary?

Most of the modifications we see fall into one of two categories: situations have changed considerably for our client, or they were never satisfied with the original terms of the divorce. In either case, these unmet needs can create a true crisis; and in either case, Brad Crider is there to help. Some of the scenarios that require a divorce modification include the following:

  • Increase in child support
  • Request for change in child support payments due to change in income
  • Re-evaluation of parenting time or legal decision making (commonly known as child custody) rights
  • Change to spousal maintenance payments
  • Address obligations that aren't being met
  • Relocation to another city or state that affects parenting time (visitation)

What you need to understand about modifications is that they are, by definition, time-sensitive, especially if your relationship with your former spouse is contentious. The court can't order retroactive changes; it will only change the terms of the divorce going forward. The sooner you take action, then, the sooner you'll be able to make the changes you need.

We get efficient results for our clients

We often see situations where the two parties involved in a divorce settle on verbal agreements outside of court. This can lead to unfair situations when one party doesn't meet their end of the bargain. Don't take that risk. Seek the professional legal help you need by hiring an attorney who will ensure you are taken care of. Our legal team will take the steps necessary to have any divorce modification approved and legally enforced by the court.

Contact us today to set up your initial consultation with an experienced Mesa family law attorney. We'll review the details of your case and put together the best course of action so that you see results sooner than later.

3850 E Baseline Rd Suite 112
Mesa, AZ 85206
local phone: (480) 378-9000