A properly structured divorce agreement is put together to stand the test of time, but no amount of foresight can change the fact that life is unpredictable and the only constant is change. If a significant change has occurred in your life, your current legal obligations may no longer be in line with the reality of your situation.
At Berg, Debele, DeSmidt & Rabuse, P.A., in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we represent men and women in modification proceedings. We are skilled family law attorneys who have dedicated our careers to resolving the issues that are most important to mothers, fathers and children. We work closely with our clients, putting them in control of how their cases are resolved.
When Is Modification Warranted?
Modification is an option only when a significant change of income has occurred. Most often, modification proceedings are the result of someone losing income due to a job loss or career change or moving up the ladder and increasing his or her income.
In our years of practice, we have seen many cases involving sales professionals who had their support obligations set based on their earnings in the peak of their careers. Until recently, Minnesota law set no expiration on support judgments. As a result, we saw men and women nearing the end of their careers or entering retirement who were faced with the option of either cashing in their retirement accounts to cover support obligations or seeking modification to bring their obligations in line with their financial wherewithal.
Modification Representation In Minneapolis and St. Paul
Whether you are seeking modification or disagree that modification is warranted, you can rely on our experienced lawyers to review your situation and guide you to an outcome that is in your best interest. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your custody and support modification needs.