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Divorce Modifications in Alabama

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A substantial change in circumstances may necessitate the modification of a divorce decree. The state of Alabama allows for such modifications to take place whether the original terms were established by mutual agreement or court order. Once a request for modification has been heard and approved, the original divorce decree is amended to reflect the new terms. There is no limit to the number of times a divorce decree can be modified. A Birmingham divorce lawyer at Shaw Family Law can help you petition for a divorce modification.

What Circumstances Are Likely to Merit a Modification?

Though no two divorces are the same, most divorce modifications relate to the rearing of children. A change in income or a change in the needs of a child might merit adjusting the terms of child support. Legal troubles, physical abuse, or addiction might merit adjusting the terms of custody and visitation.

Additional stipulations can be made to regulate:

  • The amount of media a child is exposed to
  • A parent's smoking or drinking habits
  • Who is authorized to sleep over in the child's presence

When ruling on a petition for modification, family courts in Alabama again base their decisions on what they perceive to be in the best interests of the child.

More Than 25 Years of Experience in Divorce Modification

Shaw Family Law, LLC first opened its doors in 1987. From the very beginning, we have dedicated ourselves to providing unmatched client care. We take divorce very seriously and understand the challenges it presents. That's why we make ourselves available to our clients on an ongoing basis—by phone, text, or email. When you have questions or concerns, we want to be there with the answers you need. For help with divorce modification and so much more, talk to a Birmingham divorce attorney at our firm.

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