Is everything in a divorce decree final forever?

Asked on July 27, 2012 under Family Law, Illinois


Terence Fenelon / Law Offices of Terence Fenelon

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Your question is way too vague to be answered. If the matter involves children, nothing is written in stone.

If the answer involves strictly a property settlement, you may have a problem.

Several other issues come to mind.:  how long ago ago was it signed?  What were the circumsatnces?  What would you want changed?

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the marital settlement agreement and the resulting judgment of dissolution does not state that certain portions are subject to review and/or modification at a later date, the final decree of a marital dissolution is exactly what is says and means, "final". It cannot be modified or changed later on.

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