Birmingham Post-Divorce Modification & Contempt Attorneys
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After the entry of a Final Judgment of Divorce, it is sometimes necessary to initiate a legal proceeding in order to modify or enforce the terms of the Final Judgment of Divorce.
In a modification action, a person may seek to change the custodial arrangement or visitation schedule, a child support obligation or an alimony obligation. It is important to know that when attempting to modify a Final Judgment of Divorce, a petitioner is often required to prove a material change in circumstances has occurred, among other elements. There are many factors a court looks to in order to determine if a change has occurred. If you feel that a portion of your Final Judgment of Divorce needs to be modified, schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers to learn more.
A contempt action is filed when one spouse alleges the other spouse has failed to abide by the terms of a lawful court order, such as a Final Judgment of Divorce. This may involve a spouse’s failure to pay child support, failure to allow the other spouse to visit with the children as ordered, failure to pay other support obligations and the like. If a person is found to be in civil and/or criminal contempt, they may be subject to monetary sanctions or even incarceration. Whether you are seeking to enforce a court order, or whether you are defending yourself against an allegation of contempt, we have the experience to assist you through the process.