Massachusetts Divorce Modification Attorney
When going through a divorce, it is understandable to feel angry, upset, frightened, and a hundred other emotions. In fact, with such familial and/or marital upheaval going on, a spouse may make rash decisions or agree to circumstances that, later on, turn out to be unfair or even damaging.
Fortunately, Massachusetts divorce agreements are rarely meant to last forever, and when you experience a change in circumstances that’ll affect the orders of the divorce (from child custody and support to things like alimony), you’ll need a Massachusetts divorce modification attorney to represent and fight for your interests in family law courts.
Why Modify the Divorce Agreements?
There are many reasons to change the divorce agreements, and if your financial circumstances (or other circumstances) have changed, then you have a right to ask the court for a modification of your agreement. Some common changes in circumstances include loss of a job, pay cuts, or when your ex-spouse gets a raise or drastically improves his/her financial standing.
If you don’t have child support, custody, or alimony, then there might not be anything to change; on the other hand, some of the most common reasons to ask the court to modify divorce agreements include:
- Increasing or reducing child support
- Increasing or reducing alimony payments
- Changing custody or the parenting plan
- Terminating child support
Modification of Child Custody
Changing the terms of child custody can be a contentious matter, as the courts require proof that the change will be beneficial to the child’s welfare. Furthermore, if there are claims of child abuse or neglect, or the parent is putting the child in a dangerous or unhealthy environment, the court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances necessitating the change in custody.
Contact the Law Office of Robert H. Prince to Modify Your Divorce
It is important to speak with an experienced family law and divorce attorney when considering a change or modification in your divorce agreement or judgment. At the Law Office of Robert H. Prince, we will walk you through the entire process, review the prior agreements that the court made, and provide an accurate and honest evaluation regarding your chance of success.
More importantly, we will always put your interests at the forefront of our litigation strategy and we will aggressively, yet professionally, represent your interests in Massachusetts courts. To speak with attorney Prince regarding your divorce modification, contact our MA family law office today by calling (617) 721-9141.