Post-Divorce Modifications and Enforcement in St. Louis
Guiding You Through the Post-Divorce Modifications
Divorce settlements are crafted to suit the needs of each party’s respective lives at the time of their split. However, life is an ever-changing experience that rarely remains the same. The divorce settlement that was appropriate for your children when they were younger might not be enough to address their needs today. To ensure your divorce settlement addresses your current needs, you can turn to the legal team at Cavanagh & Associates in St. Louis. With over 50 years of experience on our side, you can feel confident in our ability to help you navigate this process with successful results.
Different Types of Post-Divorce Modifications
There are many issues that can be revisited in the aftermath of a divorce. Generally, since the court favors stability, especially when children are involved, post-divorce modifications area only granted when one’s circumstances substantially change enough to warrant it.
Below are some situations in which you can request a modification of a court order:
- Spousal support: If you lost your job, got a pay cut, or your spouse remarried, these would all be situations in which a court would either reduce or terminate spousal support. It is also possible for spousal support to be in favor of a recipient, but it is less common.
- Child custody: Several issues can arise and call for a change in one’s custody arrangement. For example, if the custodial parent became ill and can no longer care for the child’s basic needs, the court could alter the custody order to grant the other parent custodial guardianship.
- Child Support: A child’s needs constantly change with time and, to accommodate these changing needs, the court might grant a modification to ensure they are met.
- Relocation: Not only do people’s needs change, but they do not always remain in the same place. If the custodial parent needs to move due to a new job or to be closer to family who can provide greater support for the child, a judge might grant this request as long as the other parent is able to continue to maintain a relationship with the child.
If, at any point, your former spouse is not complying with your divorce decree, our legal team can assist you with this as well.
Contact Our St. Louis Post-Divorce Modifications and Enforcement Attorney Today!
If you need to modify or enforce your divorce decree, reach out to the team at Cavanagh & Associates for the knowledgeable guidance and assistance you need to achieve your goals. Our team understands that life never remains the same, which is why we are committed to helping you ensure your divorce decree always reflects your current needs.
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