Sometimes, things change for the parties after a divorce. The divorce court retains jurisdiction to make changes to the divorce decree if there has been a substantial change in circumstances. A modification can be made to virtually any issue in the divorce case. Modifications to alimony, child support, and child custody are the three most common issues involved in a modification case.
If you need to modify your divorce decree because a substantial change in circumstances has taken place, turn to the trusted divorce attorney at Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law. Backed by nearly three decades of experience in Utah family law, our modification attorney in Salt Lake City is deeply familiar with this practice area. We can guide you through each stage of the legal process as we ensure your best interests and rights are strongly represented.
Burden of Proof
Each of these issues have particular criteria that need to be met before a court will change the decree, and the burden of proof is on the party seeking modification. If you are trying to modify your divorce decree, you need to prove that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred.
A substantial change may include:
- The custodial parent constantly denying visitation to the noncustodial parent
- Relocating more than 150 miles away from your former spouse’s residence
- Criminal charges being filed against a parent
- A child or parent developing a mental illness
- A child or parent abusing alcohol or drugs
- A parent being convicted of a crime
- Getting a job or promotion
- Discovering child abuse
- Having another child
- Losing a job
To schedule your initial consultation with our modification attorney in Salt Lake City, call Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law today at (801) 845-9029.
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Why Experience Matters
Having been a member of the bar since 1991, Ted has expertise in divorce, child custody, or alimony modification is needed to protect your rights and quality of life. Judges and opposing attorneys in Utah are more persuaded by a lawyer who exhibits knowledge of the law, preparation, and respect.
A Zealous Advocate
As a professional family law attorney in Salt Lake City, Ted is knowledgeable, collaborative and personable. He is a zealous advocate for his clients with a great deal of successful courtroom and mediation experience. We understand that expertise and integrity is key.
Practicing Law Since 1991
Hundreds of Successful Mediations or Verdicts
Prepares an In-Depth Strategy for Every Case
18 Published Appellate Opinions
6 Years Experience as a Judge Pro Tempore
Since 1993, our team at Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law has been helping clients throughout Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas resolve their family law problems. We can help you, too. To speak with our knowledgeable attorney, reach out to our firm and schedule a consultation. You can rely on us for well-informed advice and strong representation.