When you finally see your divorce finalized, it may be a big relief for you. Keep in mind that you still need to read the final order. The final order may have information on how you can handle any issues that come up following your divorce. It will say what you can or can’t do. It will provide you with information on any important deadlines or dates you need to remember for the future.

The reason that you may want to know how the court has asked you to manage your disputes is that you may want to modify your divorce decree in the future. Sometimes, it’s important to do so. For example, if you were receiving alimony but are planning to remarry, you’ll want to modify your divorce degree to reflect the changes in your life. Similarly, changes in your schedule may require modifications to your parenting plan.

Many people go back to court to modify their divorce decrees, custody plans and spousal support (alimony) arrangements. It’s not unusual, so don’t be surprised if you do need to go back at least once after your divorce is finalized. It’s normal to have changes happen in your life, which leads to needing modifications.

You might want to try to resolve any disputes or issues on your own, but you should still make sure that any decisions you make are made binding through the court. The court needs to be kept up to date on your case so that any future conflicts can be resolved with the right information and history available to the judge. Our site has more information on what you can do if you think you need to modify the divorce decree for your case.