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What should you know about post-divorce modifications?

Terms of divorce are not perfect, unfortunately. Even after the finalization of a divorce, situations or circumstances might come up that force a split couple to require modifications on those divorce terms. These necessary changes may also require some amount of additional help, depending on exactly what needs to be accomplished.

As an example, any parent who does not have primary custody of their child should be prepared for their modification requests to be reviewed with a high level of scrutiny. Parents with primary custody have their own set of worries and can face wage garnishments and other financial burdens, which may need to be shifted depending on circumstances.

According to Michigan Courts, property division is one of the most common reasons for pursuing post-divorce modifications. However, there are a large number of areas that could be changed through modification. Child custody, child or spousal support and visitation rights can all be altered post-divorce depending on the situation at hand. Personal changes and professional changes will both be taken into consideration. This can include job loss, relocation, sudden illnesses, and moves made for reasons that aren’t business-related. The circumstances of both parents and any children in question will likely be reexamined in the case of a post-divorce modification request being put forward.

Though this results in extra steps for a family to go through, sometimes post-divorce modifications are simply impossible to avoid. However, more knowledge on the subject will make the process run a little more smoothly, so it is wise for the parents involved to read up first.

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