Post Decree Issues

May 2, 2010
Categories: Post Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm


Whether you and your former spouse reached an agreement in your divorce , or the settlement was decided on by a judge, certain aspects of the judgment are subject to modification.  Child support and parenting time are often modifiable if you can show that there has been a substantial and continuous change in circumstances. Examples of such circumstances include losing your job, or conversely making substantially more money. Grounds to change  the orders regarding parenting time can include the changing needs of the children as they grow older and become more independent.

Some orders cannot be modified.  For example,  court orders regarding maintenance are often not modifable, and the division of property is generally not subject to modification.


If you or your spouse fails to follow the terms of a court order, the other party can file for enforcement. Examples of being in contempt are failure to pay child support or maintenance, failure to distribute property that was awarded  to the other party, and/or refusal to allow court ordered parenting time.

Orders to pay support can be enforced by garnishing wages or bank accounts or by having the sheriff seize and sell property belonging to the party who is not in compliance. After a hearing, the judge can order jail time  or impose fines for the non-compliant spouse.

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