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Divorce Post Decree Issues or Modification in Colorado Springs

Is your divorce final, but you now face a new post decree issue? Let the professionals at Marrison Family Law help you resolve your post decree issues.

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Post Decree Divorce Modification in Colorado Springs

After a divorce is finalized, situations can arise that neither party predicted.  When a Colorado resident seeks to modify an existing divorce decree, it means they must revisit that decree and reopen negotiations with their ex-spouse.  Often times, divorced parents resolve custody and visitation disputes by referring back to their divorce decree, but sometimes a modification must be made to the decree itself.

Whether a spouse wishes to relocate, or financial issues require a modification of a child or spousal support agreement, it is possible to make changes to a Colorado divorce decree.  If you are seeking a modification for any reason, then please contact Marrison Family Law.  We can review your post decree options and assist you in developing a working solution to your problems.  

Child Custody / Relocation

While all US Citizens have the right to travel, parents are also bound by specific parental rights, as outlined in child custody agreements.   Conflicts can arise when a custodial parent wishes to relocate their children, which can often lead a divorced couple back to court.   

When deciding whether a parent can relocate their children the court must balance the right to travel with parental rights. 

The court will consider:Divorce Post Decree

  • The parent’s reason for relocation 

  • The objections of the other parent

  • The impact of the move on the child

  • Educational opportunities for the children

  • Extended family members living in both the old and new locations

  • The possibility of creating a parenting time schedule if/when a move takes place

  • The history and quality of the relations with the child since any previous order was issued

  • The court may also use other professionals, such as psychologists, to determine modification of parenting time.

  • Potential career enhancement

Colorado Child Support and Spousal Support Modification

Motions to modify child support and alimony are permitted when there has been a significant change in either parent’s circumstances.  Usually, the court defines “a significant change” as at least a 10 percent increase or decrease in the amount of support.  Spousal maintenance may also be modified as the level of need and the ability to pay changes unless the term 'contractual and non-modifiable is included in the order.

Work with a Reputable Colorado Springs Family Law Attorney

If you need to address a change in circumstances, or something that was left out of your original divorce decree, please contact the Marrison Family Law firm. We will work with you to create a solution to your post decree legal issues.

Call Marrison Family Law today, at (719) 577-9292. There's absolutely no obligation and your consultation will be 100% confidential, so there's no risk. Get the advice you need to make the best choices for you and your family.

 

 

Post Decree Testimonial

  • After I decided to move back to Florida, my initial custody agreement between my ex and me would no longer work. Marrison helped me work out an agreement with the ex. She helped me get what I needed from the agreement.
    - Post Decree Client
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