Almost any part of a divorce decree can be modified if the financial or living conditions of one of the parties changes significantly. The most common reasons for seeking post-divorce modifications are related to the loss of a job, requests for changes in parental responsibilities (child custody) or child support, parental relocations, and altered living conditions of one of the parents, including co-habitation or remarriage.
When modifying divorce agreements, the overriding concern of the courts is the best interests of the child. We work closely with our clients seeking post-divorce modifications to help them understand both the law, and the likelihood of obtaining a modification.
While most divorce modifications are related to parental or support issues of children, maintenance (alimony) provisions can also be altered. In addition, property agreements and debt distribution can also be altered.