Can post-judgement modifications be made?

When decisions are made during divorce proceedings, there is room for these issues to be changed in the future. Marital issues need to be resolved in order to get a final decision for divorce. In litigation, a judge will make decisions regarding the spouses’ marital issues. This can be useful when the couple is unable to cooperate in mediation sessions to make decisions for themselves. After divorces are finalized, spouses can continue on with their separate lives. However, their marital issues are court-mandated agreements that need to be followed at this time. If they fail to follow them, they may be brought to court by their ex-spouse. They could also be held in contempt of court for failing to follow the agreements. If they are in a situation where a modification needs to be made to an issue, this can be done. Situations change all the time. A spouse may no longer be able to provide the same financial support due to retirement, job loss or a change in income. This can cause a change to child support or alimony. Other changes can be made to child custody arrangements. For these cases, the child should be the first priority.

What are marital issues?

Marital issues are aspects of the divorce process that must be decided on before a divorce is made official. Divorce issues can be resolved in mediation or in court by a judge. When a judge makes decisions for the couple in court, it may not be a favorable outcome for the spouses. They do not have power in these situations. In mediation, however, they have the power to make decisions together. Although they may have to make compromises with one another, it may give them more favorable outcomes regarding their marital issues. These marital issues can include alimony, the division of assets, child support and child custody arrangements. Before a couple goes their separate ways, these issues need to be resolved so that they know what orders to follow after divorce. Court-mandated decisions need to be followed. If a spouse fails to follow the right order, they may be held in contempt of court. They can face penalties for failing to follow a court mandate regarding marital issues. Therefore, they must do so in order to avoid facing consequences after divorce decisions are made.

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