Post-Decree Matters: Opportunities For Change

Is a divorce ever really final? Yes and no.

Once a divorce or dissolution becomes final, you will no longer be married to your former spouse. However, certain elements of a divorce or dissolution agreement can be changed even after the action becomes final.

The attorneys of Brinkman & Associates, in Cincinnati, represent clients in post-decree matters such as modifications of child custody, parenting time, spousal support and child support. We also assist clients in enforcing those provisions that cannot be changed or should not be changed.

Parenting

Often, the needs or wishes of the children change as they grow, or the circumstances of the different households change such that one or both parents desire modifications to the current order. We can help you understand your options for seeking a change to provisions regarding parenting time, child support, spousal support, extracurricular activities, stepparents, tax exemptions and other important considerations.

Relocations

We are frequently consulted by single or divorced parents about relocation issues, both within Ohio and out of state. We represent the interests of both parents when one or both parents wish to relocate with their children. We help them explore whether or not such a move would be in the child's best interests.

Pensions

We often take care of post-decree marital property division matters that were not previously addressed. For example, we will draft qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) or see that they are accomplished. These often-overlooked documents are necessary to divide pension and other retirement plan assets in a divorce.

Contempt

When the other party is in contempt of court-ordered child support or spousal support, or has failed to deliver property or pay a debt as ordered, we can help you with enforcement of the court order and with obtaining appropriate sanctions, including reimbursement of attorney fees and costs.

Is Your Order No Longer A Good Fit?

Have changes in your life made terms of your parenting or support arrangements unworkable? Arrange a consultation with a lawyer at our Cincinnati office to learn more about your options. To schedule yours, please call 513-632-5310 or send us an email.