Many people talk about getting a divorce “over with.” However, the truth of the matter is that no divorce order that involves custody, support or spousal support is ever final. They are always subject to change. The standard for all such changes, except visitation, is a “substantial change.” The logic behind requiring a “substantial change” is that the Court system cannot bear litigation over every little change.
Divorce clients should stay in contact with divorce attorneys at least once a year to at least briefly review their situation to determine if changes are necessary. Austin v. Austin, 981 So. 2d 1000 (Miss. Ct. App. 2007)