How can a Boston Modifications Lawyer help?
Life is ever-changing and with it, people’s needs, and circumstances change constantly. A fair judgment today might be thoroughly unjust tomorrow. The Massachusetts courts make allowances for judgments that may need to be changed over time. If you have undergone a period of substantial change, you might be entitled to a modification and you will need the assistance of an attorney. Even if both parties agree to a change, it is always better to submit the modification to the court for approval, so both parties are protected.
Modifications are filed for many different reasons, including child custody, child support and alimony. So long as there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances an argument for modification can be made. With that being said, what is a material and substantial change in circumstances? Some situations we often see are a party has a significant increase or decrease in income, the parenting plan that was in place no longer reflects the child’s best interests or a party becomes ill or disabled. For any party seeking a modification, the first step is showing the reason for the request. Our attorneys will review your change of circumstances and help you present the best case and negotiate a change – either by negotiating directly with the other party or by seeking a court ruling. If you are a party seeking to stop a modification to your divorce agreement, our attorneys are experienced and ready to review your case. We can evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing party’s argument for a modification and present the best defense.
Modifications of any kind can be extremely complicated, and it is important you have an attorney on your side to navigate you through the process to get the best result for you and your family. (Read the actual law here.)
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