How long do you have to amend a divorce decree?
A divorce decree can be modified if the terms of the divorce are unjust or conditions have changed since the divorce. Once the divorce is finalized and the time of appeal has passed (which is generally within 30 days of the decree), you cannot amend the division of property and liabilities.
Can a stipulation agreement be changed?
Stipulated agreements can be modified after a party shows that any change of circumstance has occurred. With litigated judgments, a party will only be able to modify the child custody order if they can show a significantly changed circumstance warranting a modification.
Can you be taken back to court after a divorce is final?
The court will consider reopening a divorce settlement only in exceptional cases either where a spouse has failed to provide full and frank disclosure about their wealth and income in divorce proceedings or there has been a material change in a spouse’s circumstances since the agreement was reached.
Do grounds for divorce affect financial settlement?
Granting a divorce does not determine parenting matters or resolve property settlement/maintenance disputes. This means that most of the time parties will have already resolved their financial settlement (or at least have filed an application for property settlement) by the time they can apply for divorce.
Does adultery affect a divorce settlement?
There are often many different reasons why a marriage may break down. This means that the court will not consider why or how the marriage broke down. This means infidelity plays no part in whether there are sufficient grounds to obtain a divorce.