Post Divorce Legal Issues
After a divorce is final it seems that both Parties no matter how closely they try to keep their lives the same end up having changes in their lives that can merit changes in their divorce decree. Under divorce law in Utah there needs to be a substantial change in circumstances in order to be able to petition the divorce court for a modification concerning your divorce decree. Usually the substantial change affects child custody. However, a substantial change can also affect such things as alimony, child support, and parenting plans.
What is a Substantial Change in Circumstances
First according to Hogge v Hogge you must show that the substantial change relates to the modification you seek. Therefore, if you are seeking a change in child custody then you need to show that something has occurred that affects the child custody as outlined by your divorce decree, and that what you are seeking is in relation to that change. Additionally, the claimed change must have some material relationship to and substantial effect on the functioning of the presently existing custodial relationship.
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