Whereas most divorced parties cease to have further contact with the courts after their divorce is finalized, it can occasionally become necessary if issues arise regarding either parties compliance with the judgment. For example, your ex-spouse may refuse to comply with certain rules set in the judgement, thus making themselves subject to a finding of contempt or other sanctions issued by a judge. Additionally, unpredictable life circumstances may arise after the judgment is made that impair your ability to fulfill its terms.
Common issues include parenting time, decision-making for your child, and financial support. It may be tempting to try to make arrangements with your ex-spouse outside of court to accommodate these changes, but we strongly advise that you document these modifications with our assistance, as these modifications can only be enforced if they’re properly documented. Returning to court after you’ve already been through the divorce process once may seem tedious, but proceeding without a lawyer in matters that involve your children or finances simply isn’t worth the risk.
With our guidance, we can help enforce terms of your original judgment or make new modifications that accommodate your changing circumstances.