The divorce process is needed for spouses to make important decisions. these decisions are focused on marital issues that need to be addressed. These issues need to be solved during the divorce process in order for the divorce to be finalized. This process can be done in court or in a more private setting. When these decisions are made, only the current circumstances are taken into account. As the lives of each spouse change, they may need to revisit certain marital issues that may need adjustments. These issues can be modified. These modifications may be necessary due to changing circumstances that have affected a spouse’s ability to follow through with the previously agreed upon decision.
Marital issues can include child custody arrangements, child support, alimony, the division of assets and more. These issues can be changed to reflect present circumstances. If a spouse loses their job, they may be unable to pay the already agreed upon child support or alimony payments. This can cause for a change to the decision. If a parent is not following the correct child custody arrangement, the other parent can decide to bring them to court to have an adjustment made. A judge can preside over the case and make a final decision on the matter. This may lead to a change in the original agreement that was set forth.
How are child custody arrangements adjusted?
Child custody arrangements can be a sensitive topic for parents. If there is an issue with the current arrangement, it can be brought to court. If a parent is not following the correct order out of negligence, they can be held in contempt of court. A child custody arrangement is a court-ordered mandate, making them legally obligated to follow these orders. If they are finding that the custody arrangement is not going according to plan or the child has outgrown the previous agreement, a motion can be filed to open the case in court. The judge will take into account the previous arrangement and if it needs to be adjusted. They will consider the new factors or what part of the arrangement is not working for the parents. This can help them decide on how to change the arrangement or if they will keep it the same.
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