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Modification Attorney in Salt Lake City

Effectively Helping You Modify Your Divorce Decree

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 legal team 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.

Call Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law today at (801) 845-9029 or contact us online to learn more about our Salt Lake City modification lawyer and how we can help you.

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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