Post-decree modifications are very common after a divorce. The court has continuing jurisdiction to modify all issues of the parenting plan involving minor children including the time allocation, child support and health/medical issues. In addition, if spousal support has been ordered the court may have jurisdiction to modify or even terminate spousal support in certain cases.
Change in the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities may require changes to the parenting plan set forth in the original Decree ending the marriage. Such changes may be in the best interest of your minor children if:
- Either parent has had a significant increase or decrease in income
- The needs of your minor children have changed as they got older
- You or the other parent seeks to relocate
- One of your minor children develop a significant healthcare/medical condition
It is important to have the help of an experienced divorce lawyer when seeking post-decree modifications. John Heilbrun has over 30 years of experience handling family law matters, and he can make sure your rights are protected throughout the entire process.
The best way to learn about your options is to speak with Mr. Heilbrun in person. Please call 513-370-2312 today to schedule your initial consultation at one of his Cincinnati offices.
Common Post-Decree Modifications
Mr. Heilbrun can help you seek a resolution to a variety of post-decree problems, including:
- Modification of spousal support due to substantial changes in the income of you or your ex-spouse
- Modification of child custody and visitation agreements due to the changing needs of your children
- Modification of child support due to changes in income or the evolving needs of your children
- Parental relocation requests when one parent seeks to move out of state
It is important to note that in most cases issues related to the division of marital property and debt are not subject to post-decree modification by the court.
John Heilbrun Can Help
In order to seek or defend against a proposed modification of divorce/dissolution decree, you will need to present evidence demonstrating why the proposed modification is or is not necessary and appropriate. Your attorney must know the Ohio laws which apply to your request and be able to develop and present evidence necessary to convince the court to grant your request or deny the request.
John Heilbrun has been helping people in the Cincinnati area with post-decree modifications for more than 30 years. He will work with you to make sure every aspect of the process is handled properly – from the gathering of evidence to filing all motions and handling all court hearings of your former spouse.
Whenever possible, Mr. Heilbrun will try to help you enter into an agreed resolution of such issues with your ex-spouse. However, he is also prepared to fight aggressively for your rights in court when necessary.
If you need help with a post-decree modification, please contact The Law Office of John Heilbrun today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve clients in Cincinnati, Hyde Park, Blue Ash, and Lebanon, Ohio.