Divorce Settlement Modifications
Also referred to as a property settlement agreement, a marital settlement agreement (MSA) is a contract that outlines the decisions agreed upon by the divorcing parties (spouses) regarding the property, debt division, child custody, child support, spousal support and other considerations pertinent to the divorce. The terms of the MSA become the basis for the court’s orders regarding the divorce.
The MSA exists as a binding contract between the spouses and is generally non-modifiable by the court. If any terms of the MSA are not fulfilled by one spouse, the other spouse can bring an action for breach of the MSA. Our attorneys at Heitke Cook Associates LLC, can expertly negotiate and draft your MSA. We understand that finalizing your divorce and post-divorce issues is paramount to you. A well-drafted MSA contemplates and solidifies both the standard issues we have seen for years and those unique to your circumstance.
Rhode Island Divorce Modifications Lawyers
With or without an MSA, certain issues are always modifiable, such as child support payments, placement and custody. Modifications to the final judgment of divorce may be granted when there is a substantial change in circumstances from those that existed at the time the divorce was finalized. An experienced post-divorce modification lawyer can help you take the necessary steps to change the court order.
At Heitke Cook Associates LLC, we represent clients throughout the state in all types of settlement modification and breach of marital settlement agreement cases. Our lawyers will conduct a complete review of your situation and explain your legal options. They will pursue every possible avenue in an effort to secure a positive outcome on your behalf.
Talk To A Rhode Island Breach Of Settlement Agreement Attorney
Contact our office today to discuss your questions with one of our Providence marital settlement agreement attorneys. They are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. You can reach us by phone at 401-443-9579 or via email. For your convenience, we accept most major credit cards.