When it comes to the final divorce decree, it’s helpful to know that not everything is truly final. While you’re likely going to have to live with settlements involving debts and assets, some aspects—such as child custody, child support and alimony—are not necessarily set in stone.
Life never remains constant. You may have gotten laid off from the good-paying job you had when you divorced three years, and now you’re scraping by on unemployment. Perhaps your child lives with his mother, who you suspect is a drug addict. Maybe you got a new job and need to move to another state with your child.
That’s where a divorce modification comes in. You can file a modification to decrease child support and alimony payments while you are laid off, for example. If your child is in a potentially dangerous custody situation, you can ask to receive custody.
If a substantial change has occurred in your life, it’s best to discuss the situation with the other spouse first. If no resolution can be made, speak to a legal professional so you can get the court involved. Contact the Montgomery County divorce modification lawyers at The Colwell Law Group to see if a modification is right for you.