Rock Hill Modifications Lawyer

Life can be unpredictable, and circumstances that formed the basis of a divorce settlement can change over time. As a result, the terms agreed upon during the divorce may become unduly burdensome to one or both spouses. Fortunately, South Carolina law permits changes to a settlement under certain circumstances, and a Rock Hill modifications lawyer can assist in filing the necessary petitions and building a strong case on behalf of their client.

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Working to get a legal agreement changed can seem overwhelming—particularly when the reasons the change is needed are often stressful in their own right. What clients need is the reassurance that comes from knowing their Rock Hill modifications lawyer has a firm handle on the situation, is raising the right issues, and is on top of all the procedural details. At Gillen & Pickelsimer, LLC, people find the kind of experienced legal counsel they can rely on. 

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The Reasons for a South Carolina Divorce Modification

A substantial change in circumstances is typically the primary basis for seeking an alteration to the original divorce settlement. This often involves a person's income and its relationship to alimony or child support payments. However, several additional factors can also be taken into account.

For instance, losing a job is a valid reason to request lower payment amounts, but the reason behind the job loss can impact the court's decision. A layoff due to no fault of their own may have a stronger case than someone who was consistently absent or quit. Similarly, a person who took a lower-paying job for personal fulfillment may have made an admirable decision, but the burden will likely not be made to fall on an ex-spouse who needs the alimony and child support. 

The permanence of the income loss is also a consideration. A laid-off person with realistic prospects for finding a comparable job soon may not need support modification. 

Another possibility is that modification requests may come from the spouse receiving payments if a child develops medical issues that require additional expenses.

Geographic relocations are another cause for modification petitions. For example, a custodial parent may receive a better job offer outside of the area or start a relationship with someone living elsewhere. In either case, new divorce settlement terms may be required for them to take children beyond a specific geographic perimeter. 

Contact Gillen & Pickelsimer, LLC, and tell our Rock Hills modifications attorneys about the circumstances that have you or someone you love needing relief from the terms of an existing settlement. 

Call (866) 977-5251 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation. 

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