The entry of a Decree of Dissolution does not necessarily put a final end on legal issues arising out of your marriage.
First, there are many things you will need to take care of personally (i.e., changing your name on your Social Security card and driver’s license, closing your joint bank accounts, opening new bank accounts in your own name, and so forth.)
Next, if you and your spouse reached a full and final settlement of all issues in your divorce, and now he or she does not keep his/her end of the bargain, you will need to pursue litigation in enforcing the settlement agreement.
And then there are the children issues that may arise. Situations and circumstances change and the obligation you and your former spouse share with respect to the children is going to continue for a very long time. Under certain circumstances, it is possible to re-visit custody and support issues after the divorce is final. The most frequent post-divorce actions involve modification of child custody, child support, relocation issues and child support arrearages.
If you believe you have a valid post-divorce issue, we encourage you to discuss the matter with legal counsel. We’d be happy to speak with you about your specific situation. Please call our office today!