As those who have gone through a divorce in Houston know, a divorce can be an incredibly stressful time for a family. Emotions are high and it can be hard to focus on the important aspects of a divorce settlement. A post-divorce modification may become necessary for one of the spouses.
A post-divorce modification can be brought by one of the spouses to change certain decisions in regards to their divorce. There are a few ways that a modification can be pursued. One way is through an appeal. A spouse can challenge the trial court's judge's decision by bringing an appeal to a higher court. The spouse files a brief which includes what they think is not fair in their divorce settlement and how the original judge incorrectly applied the law. A divorce settlement usually cannot be appealed if both parties agreed to the settlement.