When life changes following a divorce, the divorced couple may wish to seek a post-divorce modification. It is important for divorced couples and parents to know when a post-divorce modification may be possible and how the family law process can help them navigate the challenges they encounter following their divorce.
Both child custody and child support may be modified in certain circumstances. Parents should know how they can go about seeking a child custody or child support modification.
Child support modification
Child support may be modified in certain circumstances if there has been a significant change in financial circumstances of one of the parents. It is important for children to receive the financial support they need from their parents so any change will also have to best for the child.
Child custody modification
Child custody may be modified in certain circumstances. If there has been a material change in circumstances, such as a relocation or change in work hours. The best interests of the child guides all child custody decisions and changes but if there has been a significant change in circumstances that will impact what is best for the child, the parent seeking a child custody modification may be able to obtain one.
For a child support or child custody modification to be made, it must be approved by the family law court. Parents should continue to abide by any existing order until any post-divorce modification has been approved. It is important for parents to be familiar with the post-divorce modification process and how it can help them with the changes they need.