If a party has undergone a substantial change in circumstances after the court has passed a final order on divorce in California, it may attempt to amend certain provisions of the divorce agreement. Specifically, custody, home visit and child assistance are three critical issues that can always be changed when the spouse can demonstrate a significant change in circumstances. Courts are more open to changing custody, child custody or spousal assistance agreements than to changing the terms of a transactional contract. Indeed, many states prohibit such a change. States that agree to amend the settlement agreements generally offer only a very short period of time – usually 30 days after your divorce – to apply for the amendment. Over time, after you get divorced, you may decide that the terms of your divorce no longer work for you if you change in your life or in your children`s lives. For example, your employer is in financial difficulty and has asked everyone to take a pay cut, or your children have aged and require more expenses. Or maybe you were never happy with the terms of your divorce and even if you did your best to live with them, you have now decided it was time to change them. In addition, a court will generally invalidate a real estate transaction contract if it has been created, while one spouse has been represented independently of a lawyer, but the other is not. The courts find these circumstances unfair to the unrepresented party.
It is precisely in situations where there is a large difference between the parties` assets that a judge often requires each spouse to have his or her own lawyer. To be effective, a valid real estate transaction contract must be written and signed by both spouses. Each party must be honest in disclosing its financial history and listing assets. In this way, the judge can make a fair decision on how the property should be distributed fairly. In addition, the transaction agreement cannot be entered into under coercive conditions and should not promote divorce. The steps you take to reach a marital agreement may vary. You don`t have to agree before you part, but you can do it. You can also enter into a marriage settlement agreement after breaking up or seeking divorce.