A Full-Service Durham, North Carolina, Family Law Firm

Life goes on after divorce — and just about everything in life is subject to change. Every aspect of your legal separation agreement or divorce settlement is enforceable as written — unless you take the appropriate legal action necessary for a formal change.

Jill E. Burton & Associates, P.L.L.C. is a full-service family law firm serving the Durham-Chapel Hill area, including Orange, Person and Granville counties. Our extensive experience and capable, efficient legal team are excellent resources for people seeking post-divorce modifications. If we handled your divorce or you just need a capable lawyer to help with a problem today, you can contact us to discuss your legal options.

Substantial Change in Circumstances? We Can Explain the Law.

The most common post-divorce modifications involve issues such as:


In order to petition for a post-divorce modification in North Carolina, you must be able to document a substantial change of circumstances. Such a change might be:

  • Change in the needs of the children and/or spouse
  • A job change or job loss that substantially alters the income of either parent
  • Issues associated with parental relocation
  • Remarriage
  • Disability
  • Major changes in medical or other needs of children of the marriage
  • A child "aging out" for required payment of child support

Attorney Jill E. Burton is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law — one of only a few in Durham. She has a firm grasp of all relevant statutes and can adeptly assess whether you meet the requirements for a post-divorce modification. We take cases we know are likely to succeed, and advise people that do not meet requirements what they will need to do in order to obtain the desired change in the future.

If you need to pursue a post-divorce modification, contact us to request a consultation on your case.

"We greatly appreciate the diligence and efficiency you displayed in the handling of our case given the time constraint. Thank you for making this experience as pleasant as possible given the circumstances." — Clients of Jill E. Burton, 2001


3543 Rose of Sharon Road
Durham, NC 27712
Tel: 919.688.5988
Fax: 919.680.2223

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At the Durham, North Carolina firm Jill E. Burton & Associates, P.L.L.C., an experienced
attorney and capable legal team handles high-asset, complex divorce, child
custody disputes, modifications, prenuptials and a wide range of other
sensitive family law matters for clients in the North Carolina counties
of Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Chatham, including the communities
of Durham, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, NC.

Please contact us to set up a consultation appointment.

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