Divorce Modifications in Framingham, MA
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divorce is finalized, the documents are filed with the court and a judge determines
the final divorce agreement. However, sometimes things in life change
over time. In Massachusetts, if an earlier court order or judgment no
longer suits the parties due to a significant change in circumstances,
the court can modify the previous order or judgment.
Saponaro Barach Bingham LLP, we have worked closely with families throughout Eastern Massachusetts
for more than two decades. Our Framingham divorce attorney can evaluate
your case, determine all of your legal options, and help you obtain the
results you desire.
How to Modify Your Original Divorce Decree
The accepted ground for modifying a final divorce order in Massachusetts
in a substantial change in circumstances. For instance, if you want to
modify the terms of your
custody or visitation agreement, you need to demonstrate a legitimate need for the change due
to significant changes in your life, in your former spouse’s life,
or in the lives of your children.
The following are common circumstances of significant change eligible for
- Loss of a job or a reduction in pay
- Change in income of either party
- A request for relocation due to employment or being closer to family
- Change in health status
- Desire of children to live with the other parent
- Remarriage of either party
If your former spouse agrees to modify terms of the original decree, the
agreement must be in writing and submitted to the court. On the other
hand, if your former spouse does not agree, the process of modifying the
original decree starts with a motion for modification.
Once the motion is served to the other party, your former spouse must file
a response in order to have a hearing held. At the hearing, it is up to
you to present proof of the change of the circumstances which warrant
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If you want a change in your divorce order and you, and your ex don’t
agree on the change and are unable to resolve your differences outside
of court, our Framingham family lawyer can help. We will take the time
to resolve your differences, help you file a motion, and guide you through
the intricacies of the family law system.
For more information,
contact us and speak with our experienced legal team today.