Can I Modify Divorce Terms During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us go about our lives, presenting a wide array of issues we never predicted. Unfortunately, among the groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are divorced couples and divorced co-parents. If you are someone who falls into either of those categories, you may find that the terms initially reached in your divorce agreement do not reflect the issues brought on by the current pandemic. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Massachusetts divorce attorneys to learn more about post-divorce modifications and how our firm can help you receive one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Will I be allowed to modify my divorce terms after I get divorced?

Many different circumstances may qualify for a post-divorce modification. For example, if you lost your job as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and you are the one who has to pay child support or alimony, you may currently find yourself unable to make those payments. Because of this, you may request, at the very least, a temporary reduction or modification to those agreements until you are able to get back on your feet once again. Additionally, if you or your spouse are infected with the virus or are living in a community where the virus has spread a great deal, you may establish a temporary child custody agreement until a predetermined date so as to avoid risking spreading the virus to your children when you transfer them from one parent to the other. No matter your circumstances, if you can prove that you have undergone a significant change that will affect your life for the foreseeable future, you may be able to receive a modification.

How do I prove that I require a post-divorce judgment?

To prove that you truly need a post-divorce judgment, you should hire an experienced attorney who can gather and present all relevant evidence. For example, your attorney may use financial papers, tax returns, police reports, school records, and more to prove that you absolutely require a post-divorce judgment. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give our knowledgeable Bristol County divorce attorneys a call today. We are here to help you through every step of the legal process ahead.

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For over 30 years, The Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley, P.C. has provided quality legal support and representation for clients in Bristol County and all of Massachusetts. Our firm’s experience eases the stress of clients while providing the legal services they deserve. If you need help through any family or divorce law matters, contact The Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley, P.C. for a consultation today.