For individuals who have been through a divorce and reached a divorce settlement, the last thing that they likely want to do is return to court to modify a divorce order. Indeed, the process of reaching a judgment in a divorce or other family law case can be emotionally and financially draining.
At The Colwell Law Group, LLC, our lawyers understand that as much as you may be opposed to rehashing issues in your divorce, divorce modification is sometimes necessary. If you want to modify a divorce order, our Warren County divorce modification lawyers are prepared to provide you with the legal guidance you need.
Modifying an Order After Divorce
When you file for divorce and settle your divorce case, the judge who presides over your case may issue a number of orders that you are legally bound to adhere to. These might include orders regarding division of property, parenting time with children, child support, and spousal maintenance/alimony. Whether or not you follow these orders is not optional; failure to do so is a breach of a court order.
But over time, orders that were issued by a court months or years ago may no longer make sense or be appropriate for your circumstances. When this is the case, you can file a petition for modification. While you can seek modification of child custody and support orders, as well as spousal maintenance orders, you may not seek modification of a property division judgment.