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Can you change a parenting schedule?

When you and your spouse are divorced in Michigan, you usually have a parenting schedule so both of you can spend time with your child. Sometimes, though, you may realize that your parenting plan is no longer working for you and your child. In this situation, this schedule can sometimes be changed.

When can child support be modified in a divorce?

Once the judge finalizes the child support order in a divorce settlement, the order is not set in stone. In some cases, the judge may be able to reassess your case and change the amount of child support due each month. At the Law Offices of Lisa Stern, we know that changes in life occur, and that modification of a child support order may be necessary. There are, however, certain regulations that must be followed before you can be approved for this change.

Factors considered when seeking parental relocation

Once a parenting plan is issued in a divorce settlement, there may come a time when the terms of the plan are no longer feasible for the parents. Changes in life circumstances occur, and in some situations, it may require the parenting plan and/or divorce settlement to be modified by the court. When either parent moves a significant distance from the other parent, it may qualify for a modification, depending on the details surrounding the case. At the Law Offices of Lisa Stern, we understand that parental relocation is a somewhat common occurrence between parents; however, there are certain factors the court will look at when determining whether a modification will be granted.

How to modify a child support order

If you decide to file for divorce, your children could suffer certain emotional and financial changes that can affect their lives in many ways. As a way to reduce the financial deficits that children may experience, the court may order the non-custodial parent to pay child support to the custodial parent. Both parents are financially responsible for supporting their children whether or not they are married. Even after a child support order is issued, however, certain life events may come up that changes the amount of money a person makes, as well as their ability to make their ordered payments. In these cases, a child support modification may be necessary.

What you should know about modifying a divorce settlement

Before a divorce can be finalized in the state of Michigan, the couple or a court-appointed judge must create the divorce settlement. While the terms of the settlement may be applicable to you and your spouse’s lives at the time the divorce is finalized, things change. At the Law Offices of Lisa Stern, we know that there may come a time when the details of the settlement no longer apply to you and/or your former spouse. In this case, a post-divorce modification may be necessary.

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