Change is the only constant, as they say. Long after a divorce is final, altered life circumstances could make it necessary to revisit and update some terms of the divorce with your former spouse. But don’t assume this means you’re facing an expensive, bitter, time-consuming court fight. Rather than pursuing litigation, many ex-couples find that post-divorce mediation is a better way to resolve their issues.
Former spouses meet with a professional mediator who is an impartial third party–a process often used during divorce proceedings as well. Professional mediators are trained in helping couples work through their issues in a calm, non-adversarial way. The mediator can only do so much for couples who cannot be civil or work together.
Modifications to divorce agreements are subject to the court’s approval.
Significant life changes may prompt updates to the terms of divorce. For either you or your ex, these could include a change in job or income level, new medical needs, health insurance coverage, or remarriage. If you have children together, a change in your child’s education, an illness, or new medical needs might also cause you to review the original terms.
If such circumstances apply, the areas to be considered and modified could include:
If you’re wondering if post-divorce mediation may be right for you, we are here to help. Please contact us with any questions and for additional resources.
With a combined 30 years in family law, the attorneys at Jones Family Law Group, LLC, will provide the legal guidance you need. For questions or to schedule a confidential consultation, contact our team.
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