Many people think the outcome of their family law dispute will be set in stone once a court hands down a judgment, but that's not necessarily true. You may be able to use a post-decree modification to change the terms of a currently existing family law decree.
At the Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., we can help you find the best path forward in your modification case.
To schedule a consultation with our team or learn more about our legal services, contact us online or via phone at (719) 212-4227.
How Do Post-Decree Modifications Work?
A post-decree modification enables you to change the terms of a legally binding family law decree, so they're more equitable or more accurately reflect your current circumstances.
Generally, people file post-decree modification cases for one of the following types of decrees:
- An alimony decree, stating how much spousal support a party should pay or receive;
- A child support decree, stating how much support one party should pay or receive;
- A child custody decree, stating how much time each party should spend with their child(ren).
Post-decree modification cases typically work in one of two ways:
- The parties agree that modifying the decree is in their best interests. In this case, they can draft a prospective decree modification together and bring the case to court. In most instances, judges will approve a decree modification if both parties mutually agree it's the best decision.
- The parties disagree that modifying the decree is necessary. In this case, the party that wishes to modify the decree can file a post-decree modification case with the court. Each party (and their lawyers) can display evidence supporting their case. After hearing from both sides, the court will make a final judgment to determine whether (and how) the decree should be modified.
At the Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., we'll work with you to pursue a post-decree modification.
To schedule a consultation with our team or learn more about our services, contact us online or via phone at (719) 212-4227.