Changing Your Divorce Terms to Fit Your Situation
After you have been divorced, there may be a sense of finality: one part of your life has come to an end and a new one has begun. After the divorce process is completed, you may feel like the terms of the divorce can never be altered. However, some terms of the divorce may be modified under Tennessee law if there has been a change of circumstances.
- You may need to modify child support payments due to changes in your income.
- The child visitation schedule must change because you have relocated and are moving.
- You may have lost your job and may be entitled to a modification of child support under the child support guidelines
- Alimony payments may be in dispute for a variety of reasons.
- Your ex may have moved in with a new partner and you want to alter the support agreement.
Another reason to take your ex back to court may be for contempt of court because they didn’t abide by your divorce decree and you need the judge to force them to comply with the terms of your agreement. That usually involves setting a court date in front of the judge who heard your divorce and requesting very specific relief like selling the house, splitting the retirement money, or finishing the alimony payments. Your spouse could also be sent to jail for failure to comply with a court order.
Whatever situation you are in, our attorneys have experience to help.