Dealing with family law matters in Connecticut post-judgment
Your divorce might be final but, like everything else in life, things change. Many legal issues arise after you or your ex-partner try to change a divorce decree, agreement, or judgment. We can help you navigate the law in Connecticut and make changes (or stop changes) to a judgment after you have finalized your divorce.
How Can You Change the Conditions of a Judgment in Connecticut?
There are various ways you can change a judgment from the family court in Connecticut. We have experience in all of them.
Motion to Modify
A Motion to Modify happens when you ask the court to change some element(s) of a divorce decree or other agreement. For example, you apply to the court to modify child support payments because:
- You lose a job.
- You get a new job.
- You experience a significant life change.
Note: A Motion to Modify doesn’t apply to property division in Connecticut.
Motion for Contempt
You can make a Motion for Contempt when an ex-partner or another party refuses to abide by a court order from the family court. This is a civil law matter that differs from criminal contempt of court. Despite this, penalties still apply for violations of a court order.
Motion to Open
If a fact or piece of evidence comes to light after you have finalized your divorce, you can apply for a Motion to Open, which asks the court to review your case based on any new information.
Motion to Compel
A Motion to Compel requests the court to require someone to take a particular action after you have finalized your divorce. For example, requiring a party to follow a court’s order.
Motion to Set Aside
Not satisfied with the result of your divorce? You can file a Motion to Set Aside, where the court can overturn the final ruling in your case.
If you want to change the conditions of a court order, consult with a Connecticut family lawyer who has experience in these legal matters. Call (860) 357-9158 or click here to learn more.