Denver Divorce Modifications
When decisions made during your divorce put you at a disadvantage, post divorce modifications may be an option.
Decisions made during your divorce proceedings have the potential to impact your relationships with others, your financial security, and your overall well-being, now and in the years to come. In cases in which a decision is not in your best interests, our Denver divorce modification attorneys may be able to help you make changes. At Nicholas Family Law, we provide the aggressive legal representation you need in these situations, making clear arguments to the court about why an order needs to be modified.
Protecting Your Rights in Divorce
Under the Colorado Domestic Relations Statutes, there are important issues which must be resolved before your divorce can be finalized. These concern matters regarding money, the rights to property, and the care of children. In some cases, couples come to their own agreements on these issues. In others the judge in the matter will make a ruling based on the evidence in your case. In either situation, a divorce order will eventually be issued. As a legally binding document, the penalties for not obeying the order can be severe.
At Nicholas Law, we know that there are cases in which new information and facts come to light, or times when a change in circumstances makes fulfilling the requirements of a divorce order impossible. In these situations, our Denver divorce modification attorneys can request the changes needed by filing the appropriate documents and forms through the Colorado Court, presenting the evidence needed to support your claims. Areas in which we may be able to assist you include:
- Property settlement modifications: If you have evidence that a spouse was hiding assets or believe the amount of marital property you received as part of your divorce settlement is incorrect or unfair, you have up to six months after your divorce order was issued to request a modification.
- Child custody modifications: In child custody cases, situations can change. If you were denied custody, you may be able to petition the court for increased time with your child. Likewise, if you suspect visitation with the other parent is putting your child in jeopardy, you may be able to request a hearing to have the original arrangements modified.
- Child support: There are numerous reasons for requesting a modification of child support. This can be used as part of enforcement efforts, in terms of requesting wage garnishment and payments for past due amounts owed. It can also be used in cases in which a child’s physical, developmental, or educational needs change, requiring additional support. If you are the paying parent and have experienced a job loss or a decrease in earnings, you may be able to request a modification changing the support terms or modifying the amounts owed.
Let Our Denver Divorce Modification Attorneys Assist You
When divorce related orders or disagreements put you at a disadvantage, Nicholas Law provides the professional legal representation you need to make a change. Call or contact our Denver divorce modification attorneys online today and request a consultation to discuss your case.