After your divorce is finalized and a divorce judgment has been issued, the last thing that you probably want to do is return to court. However, modifying a divorce order may be necessary when your circumstances change significantly, and you are no longer able to comply with an order, or when an existing order is no longer sensible for your situation.
If you have questions about divorce modification in Saratoga or are ready to file a petition to modify a divorce order, our attorneys can provide you with competent legal representation.
Judgments that Can Be Modified Post-Divorce
The first thing that you should know is that there are some elements of a divorce judgment that cannot be modified. For example, if you would like to modify a divorce order for the purpose of changing a property and asset division settlement, this is not permitted. Instead, the only matters that you can modify in a divorce include orders for:
- Spousal support;
- Child support; and
- Child custody.