Post Decree Issues

When a divorce is granted, the terms that the judgment contains are based on the circumstances that existed at that time. Even when a divorce agreement tries thoughtfully to anticipate the most likely future events and how they will be dealt with, no single document can ever fully or effectively address all the changes that will occur in the lives of the formerly married persons and their children after their divorce, or post-decree. Our firm members provide assistance to divorced individuals through one of two distinct roles: as mediators, we help both participants work out the changes in support or parenting caused by such life changes; or as attorneys, we help one client recognize his or her legal position and work with the others involved to reconcile their individual needs and circumstances. Our goal in either role is to help divorced parties revise parenting plans, review or modify maintenance, adjust child support, meet children’s expenses, and set the allocation of responsibility for college expenses.

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