Many couples cannot expect that their lives will remain the same for years to come. Job loss, job promotions, and changes in employment can all create a material and substantial change in circumstances warranting a modification of your previous Divorce Agreement or other Judgment of the court. Most common are modifications of existing alimony or child support orders, health insurance and life insurance. In addition, many circumstances, such as the ages of children, employment of the spouses, relocation of a parent, parenting plans and children’s activities can warrant a change in the current parenting plan or financial arrangements of the parties.
The First Step
The first step to any type of modification of your divorce judgment or any other type of judgment is to consult a lawyer and make sure that in fact your case does warrant a modification. Or, in the alternative that your ex-spouse or parent of your child or children has reason to bring a complaint for modification. You may be able to resolve your family changes, whether it be a change in income or parenting plan outside of court in a more respectful manner.
Barbara Nason can assist you with your modification through mediation, collaborative law, or by negotiated settlement. By resolving and modifying your agreement outside of court, you and your former spouse can save time and expense, which should ultimately result in a more satisfactory and workable resolution.
Contact Barbara Nason for an initial consultation.