CALL 480-899-2500


480 899-2500

Post Decree Modification

Absent extraordinary circumstances, allocation of property and debt set forth in a Divorce Decree are not modifiable. Decision-making, Parenting Time and Child Support, and in most cases Spousal Maintenance, are always modifiable. In order to modify, the party seeking the modification must prove a substantial and continuing change in circumstances. For Decision-Making and Parenting Time the changed circumstances may include anything that affects the care and needs of the child. These circumstances may include diminished capacity caused by drug or alcohol abuse or mental health problems. For Parenting Time Modifications, changes in circumstances may include the relocation of one of the parties to a different city or a different state. They may also include changes in work hours, which make a current schedule difficult to manage. Short-term or minor changes generally would not be sufficient to change the Decision-Making or the parenting time. It must be a major change will last some significant period of time.

Child Support Modifications generally involve changes in the parties income. Again, the change must be substantial and continuing. If one party receives a small raise or small bonus, those factors would generally not result in a modification of support. If one party wins the Powerball, that would certainly be a substantial and continuing change in circumstances justifying a modification. Changes in income between these two examples may or may not be sufficient to change the Child Support or Spousal Maintenance amount. In order to determine whether a modification is appropriate, you need an experienced Divorce or Paternity Attorney to it advise you as to whether a change is warranted under the law and if so, present a organized and credible case to the court justifying the change request.

Practice areas


High-Tech Industry Divorces

Post Decree Modification
Spousal Maintenance
Child Issues: Support/Decision Making/ Parenting Time
Business Valuations
Separate vs Community Property


“Mr. Miller has been fantastic to work with. He was recommended by a friend and I am very grateful! Mr. Miller has been very attentive on the case since day one. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a family attorney.”

– Jose R.

“Mr. Miller took over my custody case after I had a horrible experience with a truly incompetent attorney. In addition to correcting many errors made by the 1st attorney, Mr. Miller was able to accomplish exactly want I wanted from day 1.”

– Sarah S.

Law Office of Michael D. Miller jr.

1331 North Alma School Rd Suite 140
Chandler, Arizona 85224

Tel: (480) 899-2500
Fax: (480) 732-0280


Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Major Credit Cards Accepted


The information and material contained in this web site does not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. The materials on this site are provided for informational purposes only. Neither your sending of an email or the reading of such email by an attorney at the Law Office of Michael D. Miller, Jr. creates an attorney-client relationship.