In a divorce, the final divorce decree is not always final. If you’re not happy with the court’s decision regarding your divorce, or circumstances change down the road, you may be able to make some changes. If you want the decree overturned, you’ll have to file an appeal. This can be a lengthy process because you’re asking one court to overturn another court’s decision.
If you want to change child custody, child support or alimony decisions down the road, though, because circumstances have changed, this is easier to do and can be done with a divorce modification. The court understands that your life and the lives of your children may change as time goes on. You may lose your job and be unable to pay as much child support. You may be at odds with your teen child and feel he would benefit from living with his dad instead of you.
If you and your ex-spouse both agree to the changes, they should be relatively easy to modify. Count on the Herkimer County divorce modification lawyers at The Colwell Law Group to help you through the process.