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Seattle Divorce Modifications Attorney

Allocation of debt and division of property are generally permanent once a divorce court has made its decision. However, child support, child custody and spousal support are allowed to be modified until the end of the order.

Support payments are generally permitted to change if either party has had a major difference in their income. A person making support payments will not be expected to pay as much money if they face a dramatic loss of income or if their ex has started making quite a bit more money. Of course, if the opposite circumstances occur, they may be expected to pay more support. Generally, these cases cannot be changed until one to two years after the original court decision, depending on the specifics involved.

The process is different in changing child custody agreements. To make these changes, both parties must agree to the changes, or else one party will need to present evidence in a court hearing to show they have met the minimum requirements for a modification. For example, if a parent was denied custody of the child until they received steady employment and a suitable home, that person may argue in the court that custody should be allowed since those requirements were met.

Consult a Seattle Divorce Lawyer If Your Divorce Agreement Needs Modification

If you would like to modify any part of your divorce agreement, contact a qualified Seattle family attorney today. Our firm can help present your case to arrange a modification that will best suit your current circumstances. The details surrounding a court modification can commonly be tricky and require the help of a Seattle family attorney. Call today for a free initial consultation to discuss your needs.