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Modifying a divorce decree

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.

Usually the simpler way to modify a divorce settlement is to file a motion to modify with the same court the divorce was finalized. A spouse can ask the court to change certain aspects of the divorce settlement. These generally include child custody matters, spousal support and child visitation arrangements.

A person who is thinking that they need a post-divorce modification may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in family law. An attorney can help a person look at their options and determine what would be the best way to try to get a divorce settlement changed. They have the experience necessary to navigate the court system and work for the best outcome for their client.

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