Modifications

Change Settlement Terms Without the Drama.

Few divorces end with black-and-white terms. Several scenarios can (and should) be revisited as life goes on and changes occur. You and your spouse may own property jointly that neither of you could afford to “buy each other out” of at the time of your divorce. You might find that keeping the family home has become a burdensome expense due to maintenance or rising property taxes. Most often, though, Child Custody and Child Support are the two most frequently modified elements of any divorce settlement.

  • What if you or your spouse loses or changes jobs? Will your agreed child support payment be enough to sustain your current lifestyle?
  • If one of your children is offered a scholarship to study out of state – is that covered in your current custody agreement?
  • Does your existing custody situation allow for you or your spouse to move out of town, out of state, or even out of the country in connection with a job?
  • Is one of your children about to reach age 18 – and has your child support agreement provided for that eventuality.

It is in these scenarios and others like them that the Collaborative Practice approach is extremely effective. With you and your spouse working cooperatively towards a solution – neither of you has to worry about wasting time or money, which would usually be a definite in traditional family court proceedings. The outcome is almost always a solution that works for everyone involved… including your children.

At Landerholm Law, we offer guidance and support to all types of custody and child support modifications – even if we weren’t the ones to first draft those agreements. Even if you didn’t follow a collaborative approach for your divorce or original custody and child support settlements – we can help you address your changing needs without the drama of a courtroom battle. Contact us today to learn more!