How soon can I modify my divorce decree?
You can go back in and ask the court to modify that court order. If you're asking to modify custody, generally, you have to wait a year after the prior order in order to modify a custody order. However, there are certain circumstances where you can modify or ask the court to modify custody or primary conservatorship. If it hasn't been a year, you do have to prove that there is some detriment to your child's wellbeing in their present circumstances with that other parent and with that filing, you have to file an affidavit and you have to put in facts that have taken us through would warrant a change in that primary conservatorship. And so when you're looking or discussing those issues with your attorney, you want to be sure that you're forthcoming with all of the information to determine whether or not you can circumvent that year waiting requirement or whether you have grounds to file sooner.