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Most people would like to know that once their divorce is finalized by the courts, it is truly over. However, that is not always the case and many spouses often want to modify court orders issued as a result of a divorce. Modifications are not granted easily by the courts. They will take a number of factors into consideration, such as the order an ex-spouse wants to be modified, and the reasons for changing it. If you have recently gotten a divorce and now wish to modify some portion of the divorce decree, below are some of the most important things to know when making changes.
Typically, only two changes in a person’s life allows them to modify court orders. These include a change in their financial situation or a change in their family situation. Common reasons for post-decree modifications include:
Even when these scenarios occur, it is crucial that both parties comply with the original order before making any changes. If they fail to do so, they may be held in contempt of court.
Generally speaking, there are three issues that affect post-decree modifications. These include:
Any time someone feels their court order is no longer fair and they need a change, they should speak to a family lawyer that can review their case.
If you have gotten a divorce and now need a portion of the divorce decree modified, our dedicated Hinsdale family lawyers at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio are here to help. After reviewing your case, we will advise on the possibility of obtaining a modification and assist throughout the entire process to give you the best chance possible. Call us today at 630-920-8855 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys.