Can divorce provisions be modified once the divorce is final?

Laura Wasser, Family Law Attorney, shares advice for parents on whether divorce provisions can be modified once the divorce is finalized
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Can divorce provisions be modified once the divorce is final?

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After the divorced is finalized, you really want to know that the divorce is final. That being said, provisions regarding custody and support, particularly child support, are always modifiable. So there is never anything locked in stone that regards your children. If something has changed and the best interest of your kids are going to be met by having a custodial plan, that can be revised. Same with money; somebody's making more money, somebody's making less money. Children should live a lifestyle that's commensurate with their wealthiest parent and therefore that can be modified too based on what the earning parent or spouse is making. In the event that there's something in the divorce judgment that isn't right because an asset was valued incorrectly, that could actually set aside the entire judgment. We want to avoid that happening but keep a certain amount of liquidity, if you will, regarding the custody and the child support provisions.
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Laura Wasser, Family Law Attorney, shares advice for parents on whether divorce provisions can be modified once the divorce is finalized

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Laura Wasser

Family Law Attorney

Laura has been a family law practitioner for nearly 20 years. Her practice focuses on the separation and reconfiguration of families. Being a child of divorce, and having personal and professional experience in this field, she believes that she can do better for the children of today and help with an oxymoron: a “good divorce”. Laura is the author of It Doesn't Have to be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself.

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