Generally speaking, after a divorce has been finalized, things pretty much remain exactly as the divorce decree stipulates, yet there are times when after the divorce is finalized people seek post-divorce modifications. The reasons for these modifications are many. Perhaps one person has not met his or her responsibilities based on the divorce agreement. Maybe one spouse wants to leave the state. Or potentially, one parent has lost his or her job. When a person’s living conditions or financial situations change dramatically after a divorce, and they are unable to meet their responsibilities, or if a spouse appears to be a threat to the children, either the custodial or non-custodial parent may request post divorce modification.
Divorce Modifications Usually Involve Custody and Support Issues
While the majority of divorce modifications usually involve custodial or support issues of children, there are times when provision of alimony as well as property agreements and debt distribution need to be modified. In any of these situations, if you have gotten a divorce, but find that things have changed significantly, you may need to inquire about modifying some of the decisions regarding child support, visitation, child custody orders or alimony. Consequently, if you find yourself facing any of these types of circumstances, you should consult with a divorce attorney who can help you with post divorce modifications to the original divorce decree.
By StraightDivorce Staff
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