Fairfield County Post-Divorce Modifications Lawyer
After a Divorce: Modification of the Decree
A divorce decree is a legally binding agreement, and both spouses can be penalized under the law for failing to follow the terms of the decree regarding child support, alimony, property division, child custody or visitation, secondary educational orders, or other stipulated matters.
At the same time, Connecticut law recognizes that people's circumstances change — and a ex-spouses may want to seek post-divorce modification of the decree.
How to Obtain a Post-Divorce Modification of the Decree
All proposed post-divorce modifications to a divorce decree require approval of the court.
If the ex-spouses agree to the modification, then it can be a fairly straightforward legal process involving submitting a signed request for a post-divorce modification and obtaining a judge's approval.
However, if the ex-spouses disagree about the necessity of the post-divorce modification, then the process can be as conflict-ridden and lengthy as the original divorce.
Common Reasons for Post-Divorce Modifications
Post-divorce modifications of the divorce decree usually involve changes in financial circumstances or changes in the ex-spouses' agreement about parenting time and custody.
- If a parent paying child support has a higher income, the parent receiving child support may request an upward modification in child support or alimony.
- If a parent paying child support has a lower income, that parent may request a downward adjustment of the amount of child support or alimony.
- If a parent receiving child support has a lower or higher income, a post-divorce modification to child support amounts may be sought by either parent.
When the Custodial Parent Wants to Move Out of State
When a divorced parent with primary custody wants to move out of state with the child, the move may have legal implications for the divorce agreement regarding parenting time and visitation.
The Law Office of Giustino Capodilupo represents either parent, or the child, in parental relocation cases and other post-divorce modifications.
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