Because circumstances can change, it is always possible that at some point in the future you may need to revisit the financial arrangements in your divorce agreement. Whether you are paying or receiving maintenance, we can help you negotiate changes to your settlement.
Most divorce settlements involve a split between the marital assets, such as property and cash, and ongoing maintenance to cover the cost of childcare. Losing your job and not being able to get another one or falling ill can make it difficult to make payments or mean you need more money to look after your children.
When this happens, the best approach is always to try and agree changes with your ex. If you are struggling to do this, we have a number of expert family mediators who will be able to help.
If all else fails, as a last resort, you can make an application to the court to increase or reduce the payments. You will need to be able to show a significant change in your circumstances for the court to agree, or demonstrate that the settlement was not fair and reasonable when you went into it.