In Maryland, a post-judgment motion in a divorce case is a legal tool used to seek changes or modifications to a final judgment of absolute divorce. Once a divorce is finalized, it is not uncommon for one or both parties to experience changes in their circumstances that require them to seek a modification to the existing order. In such cases, post-judgment motions are filed to request a change or clarification to the final judgment of absolute divorce.
Post-judgment motions in Maryland divorce cases can be filed for a variety of reasons, including modifications to child support, alimony, custody arrangements, visitation schedules, and property distribution. These motions are filed after the divorce has been finalized and the judgment has been entered by the court.
What are common types of post-judgment divorce motions in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Prince George’s County, Maryland?
The most common types of post-judgment motions in Maryland divorce cases are:
- Motion to Modify Child Support: This motion seeks to change the amount of child support paid by one party to the other. A change in circumstances such as a change in income, job loss, or a change in custody arrangements can trigger the need for a modification.
- Motion to Modify Alimony: This motion seeks to modify the amount of spousal support paid by one party to the other. A change in circumstances such as a change in income, job loss, or remarriage can trigger the need for a modification.
- Motion to Modify Custody: This motion seeks to modify the custody arrangements agreed upon in the final judgment or order. Changes in circumstances such as a parent relocating, a child’s preference, or a parent’s inability to provide adequate care can trigger the need for a modification.
- Motion for Contempt: This motion is filed when one party is not complying with the terms of the final judgment or order. For example, if one party is not paying child support as required, the other party can file a motion for contempt to enforce the order.
- Motion to Enforce Property Distribution: This motion is filed when one party fails to comply with the property distribution agreement in the final judgment or order. For example, if one party fails to transfer ownership of a property as required by the agreement, the other party can file a motion to enforce the property distribution.
If you believe that a modification is necessary due to changes in circumstances, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your options and determine the best course of action.
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