August 24, 2017

Divorce Modifications

The divorce attorneys at Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon often assist clients with modifications to their divorce terms and agreement. As circumstances often change so must the terms of the divorce. Our attorneys are experienced in presenting a request for modification or defending the agreement if the request is inappropriate or unreasonable.

Divorce modifications in Massachusetts may involve matters pertaining to:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Visitation

In Massachusetts judgments relating to child custody, child support and alimony may be changed based upon a showing of a material and substantial change of circumstances. The modification to your divorce agreement and a request to change the custody arrangement or alter a parenting plan may be necessary based on the child’s needs. A party may lose a job and need a reduction of a support order. A custodial parent may remarry and wish to relocate to another state over the objections of the non-custodial parent. In these circumstances, a person may seek the court’s assistance in modifying the current judgment by filing a complaint for modification or the parties can file an agreement for modification with the court for its approval.