Can the terms of my Separation/Divorce Agreement/Order be modified?

Whether or not the terms or provisions of a separation/divorce agreement may be modified and how to go about getting those terms or provisions modified will depend on a number of things including the language in the agreement, the actual terms or provisions that one is seeking to modify and the circumstances bringing about the request for a modification. In light of the very particular and specific rules relative to the modification of a separation/divorce agreement, it would be most Continue Reading

Can my ex petition for joint custody after all these years?

Additional Information: I have been divorced almost 10 years now and was awarded sole custody of our now 16 year-old son.   My ex-wife has recently expressed an interest in now forming a relationship him.  My question is can my wife petition for a divorce modification for joint custody now?  My son and I live in the Natick area and she lives about 90 minutes away, so not sure how that would even work.  How should I proceed? ATTORNEY ANSWER: Your Continue Reading

I just got laid off. Can I request my ex provide additional support?

Additional Information: My ex-husband provides child support and alimony and I just got laid off from my job.  We live in the Greater Boston area and I won’t be able to make rent without additional support if I don’t find a job in the next month or so.  Is it possible to modify the provisions of a divorce in this type of situation?   What is the process and is it difficult? ATTORNEY ANSWER: You can seek a modification from the Continue Reading