Modifications After Divorce in Connecticut

Family Law Attorney for Post-Decree Modifications

It is only natural for life to change in major ways in the months and years following a divorce. Whereas your life as a married person may have been headed very decidedly in one direction, everything may now be different. It is not uncommon to consider a career change or a move to another city or state. Your social situation has shifted, you most likely have very different financial obligations, and perhaps you even meet someone new. Beyond the changes that you choose to make yourself, life may have thrust unwanted changes upon you, such as with a job loss, a major medical event, or the need to move in order to support an ailing family member.

When the terms of the court orders that you received at the conclusion of your divorce have become onerous and are now presenting a major barrier to your success and happiness, you can come to the Bauer Law Group, LLC for help. A divorce lawyer from our team may be able to help you petition the family law court for a formal modification to the orders concerning child custody, visitation, child support or alimony. We have extensive experience working in the family law courts throughout Connecticut, and we are ready to take action on your behalf.

Examples of Situations that Call for a Modification

The court orders issued in a dissolution of marriage are legally binding and have the force of law for the parties named therein. For this reason, the judge will not be willing to approve your request if it appears to be frivolous or even spiteful. In a case of parental relocation, for example, it is often necessary to prove that the custodial parent is not merely trying to deprive the other parent of the ability to exercise rights of visitation and that the move is objectively necessary.

Need a Lawyer to Help Modify Your Divorce Terms?

A request for modification to orders concerning payment of spousal support or child support may be approved when it is based on the fact that the recipient now requires more support due to a job loss or pay cut, or conversely, that the paying party has fallen into financial hardship and can no longer afford to maintain the obligation. Don't take chances with your request for a modification by attempting to handle the matter on your own. Let our team of family law attorneys advocate on your behalf and present a compelling argument to the judge. Bring your case to us for an initial consultation to discuss the matter and learn whether you may have grounds to request a post-decree modification.