A divorce decree is a legal documentation of a marriage’s termination passed down by the courts in Nevada. Divorce decrees differ from marriage to marriage and contain obligations and rights of the individuals involved. Even though divorce decrees are permanent, they can later be modified if needed. It is not unusual for situations to change and an ex-spouse requests a modification to the decree. Circumstances like physical relocation, income, or children’s needs can all be grounds for divorce decree modifications.
If you want to make changes to your divorce decree, you need to have an attorney who specializes in family law in Nevada on your side. The US legal system should never be a do it yourself process. If you need to make changes to your divorce decree, or your former spouse is petitioning for change call Throne & Hauser Attorneys at Law. Servicing the greater Las Vegas area, our firm can help you with any divorce decree modifications you are facing.
Changes of Circumstances
For any modifications to be considered by the courts, there needs to be a chronicled and documented change of circumstances for those named in the divorce decree. Even though a decree is a legally binding document, it is possible to adjust the terms, when needed. If custody is a factor in your divorce, and one of the parties is moving, then a modification can be made to the decree in regard to child custody. This must be addressed by the Nevada courts and changes to the decree need to be documented so all needs can be met going forward.
Alimony can also be adjusted in a divorce decree. If a change of income occurs with either party, both amounts of support to be paid and duration of payment can be modified in a divorce decree. Proper petitioning needs to be filed with the courts for any divorce decree modifications. The best way to ensure the petition is filed accurately with the courts in Las Vegas is by having the attorneys at Throne & Hauser take care of it for you.
Modify a Divorce Decree
Modifications can be requested as the divorce is established with the courts. Modifications that are petitioned within six weeks of a divorce being finalized are viewed with suspicion, and typically, not regarded as urgent by the court. That holding period is for the court’s processes. When there is a petition for modifications to a divorce decree, the burden of proof is required from the petitioner.
Las Vegas Family Attorneys
If you need to have your divorce decree modified, or if your former spouse is filing a petition for modification, please call 702-800-3580.