How do you get a divorce decree modified?

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How do you get a divorce decree modified?

My divorce decree states I can’t leave the county I live in unless my ex leaves first. I have been divorced for 4 years. Can I have that changed now?

Asked on July 21, 2010 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Generally, modification of a divorce degree can be had any time there is a change in circumstances. Loss of a job, a better job, relocating for a better job, etc.  You need to bring documentation to the court to prove your change in circumstances.  May I ask: is the order written as such because your ex has custody of children?  I fail to see any other reason as to why you would be precluded from moving until your ex moves. But I would go and see an attorney about the modification to make sure that you have grounds for same.  Good luck. 


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