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How to Resolve Post-Divorce Dispute

  • By: Gene Kirzhner
  • Published: November 22, 2022

Post-divorce disputes are hard to deal with. In addition, there is a significant risk of one partner fighting back and causing a long-lasting level of anger within the other partner. The safest way to prevent a post-divorce dispute is with a divorce agreement that is clear, detailed and understandable.

What Is a Divorce Agreement?

A divorce agreement is the written contract between a couple, defining how their property and debt should be split upon their divorce, the amount of child support to be paid and each parent’s custody and visitation rights for the children, among other details. It also includes any special provisions such as alimony or special circumstances that may affect the agreement. The divorce can only be finalized once both parties agree to the terms specified in this agreement and sign it before a judge.

Enforcement of a Divorce Agreement

While divorce often results in disputes over how clearly or correctly the agreement has been followed by one or both parties. For instance, if you fail to make a child support payment, your ex-spouse can come back to court and ask for enforcement of the divorce agreement. It may require a civil court to decide and the judge may enforce nonpayment in numerous ways, like the annexation of private property or salaries. If the dispute involves visitation schedules, the judge can add a new clause in the divorce agreement to ensure parties follow the schedule.

Divorce Agreement Modification

To resolve post-divorce disputes, many spouses and remaining family members may find that the best way to move on is through modifications of divorce agreements. If you don’t agree to your divorce agreement, such as financial payment plans, you should consult an attorney who can help settle the dispute and bring peace to this stressful time in your life. Suppose a post-divorce dispute is regarding visitation or custody rights, which can also be difficult after a significant life event like a divorce. In that case, visitation/custody modification attorneys can assist with this type of problem by helping you clarify your needs and goals during this period of instability and adjust to being single again.

Divorce agreement modification is done through negotiations between the two parties or court orders. If one party does not agree to modifications, legal proceedings are initiated. Modifying a divorce agreement in court is complicated, and it’s essential to have a qualified attorney to help you with the legal process.

We Can Help

Despite the many issues in a divorce, disputing assets is always stressful for both parties and children. At Strategic Divorce our post-divorce agreement dispute mediation will help you find a fair solution. Contact us today and book an appointment and start the journey of resolving your post-divorce disputes. Call us at (847) 234-4445 and book an appointment today.

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