Gadsden Petitions to Modify
Gadsden Gadsden Petition to Modify Attorneys, Dani V. Bone & Sam D. Bone, representing clients in Gadsden, Attalla, Southside, Rainbow City, Hokes Bluff, Glencoe and other areas of Etowah, Blount, Cherokee, Dekalb, Calhoun and St. Clair Counties
A divorce decree becomes a final judgment if it is not timely appealed. Once a divorce decree becomes final, it can only be modified by the written agreement of the parties adopted by the trial court, or through a contested proceeding resolved by the trial court after a hearing.
Issues related to child custody, parenting rights and alimony can be presented to the trial court for review through a post-divorce civil proceeding generally known as a petition to modify. Property settlements can only be modified by the agreement of the parties. A trial court cannot modify a final property settlement in a contested petition to modify.
A party filing a petition to modify with respect to children's issues or alimony must prove that since the entry of the divorce decree, there has been a material change in circumstances. A material change in circumstances can occur as the result of a financial improvement or reversal of either or both of the former spouses.
Visitation and custody modifications may be necessary for a variety of reasons, including:
Post-divorce changes in custody and visitation orders require that the party seeking the change prove more than the occurrence of a material change in circumstances since the entry of a divorce decree. Upon a showing that a material change in circumstances has occurred, the noncustodial parent must also prove that he or she is fit to be the custodial parent and that the positive good brought about by the change in custody will more than offset the disruptive effect of uprooting the child.
As an attorney, I have a word of caution to anyone considering filing a petition to modify for ANY reason. You must understand from the outset that, petitions to modify are fact-specific and are not capable of any generalization.
Petitions to Modify are often highly contentious and should only be undertaken with the assistance of a competent Petition to Modify attorney. If you are going through a contested Petition to Modify in Alabama or the Gadsden area, contact the divorce litigators Dani V. Bone & Sam D. Bone at to discuss your case at (256) 547-1005.
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