Post Massachusetts Divorce – Modification or Enforcement
If there has been a substantial and material change in circumstances you may file a complaint for modification of child support, custody and parenting, or alimony.
Modification of Alimony in Massachusetts Divorce
Some reasons why you may seek modification:
- Illness/loss of job;
- Substantial increase or decrease in pay of either party;
- Remarriage or cohabitation (living together).
Temporary Support Orders in a Massachusetts Divorce Case
If you need financial support or help with custody issues before the divorce is finalized, you can ask the Massachusetts divorce judge to order, on a temporary basis, child support, alimony or custody. Court should always be your last resort though. Why, because it costs a lot of money, takes a lot of time and a person you don’t know is going to make financial and emotional decision s for you and your family. Sometimes, but not often, there is no alternative. However, with a little hard work, most issues can be resolved without the “helping” hand of a Massachusetts divorce judge.