After a couple is officially “divorced” a final divorce decree is issued by the state. This decree is actually made up of a set of legally binding “orders” that define the terms of the divorce, and failure to abide by them could result in one spouse taking enforcement actions against the other. In other words, as one soon learns, many of the terms of the final decree are indeed anything but “final.” It is actually quite common for one party or another to request a formal modification to the certain terms, such as spousal support, child custody, or visitation.
Most people don’t even consider this when they get divorced, because there are so many other things to worry about; but if your financial situation changes, your divorce decree can be adjusted. If you are looking to alter your Colorado divorce decree, a Colorado Springs divorce lawyer can help.