What Happens After Divorce in Southeastern MA?
The Fight Is Not Over
Many people entering a divorce assume that once the court gives its final judgment, that is the end of the matter. However, receiving a court-ordered divorce decree is not the same as both parties abiding by the decree’s conditions. In fact, tying up the loose ends after a divorce is finalized can be more important than the actual divorce litigation in many cases. If documents are not signed properly and assets are not transferred as decreed by the court, it can come back to haunt everyone involved. Staying on top of things to make sure all of the details are handled after a divorce is an essential aspect of a divorce attorney’s job. Especially in a high net worth divorce involving complex property division and other complicated issues, there will be many loose ends to tie up and issues to close.
As an experienced South Shore divorce settlement attorney, Andrew H. P. Norton helps clients with every aspect of divorce, including issues that may arise once the divorce is completed. Some of the main issues that arise post-divorce include:
• Division of assets: In many cases involving complex property division issues like retirement accounts and investments, the paying spouse will delay in transferring the appropriate funds, and other factors will stall the legally mandated transfer of funds.
• Spousal support/alimony: A court judgment for spousal support payments does not guarantee that the party will actually pay the support on a regular basis.
• Modifications: It’s quite common that, after the divorce is finalized, substantial changes occur — things like job changes, relocations, physical ailments and financial changes — causing the need for a divorce decree modification.
• Contempt of court orders: When a spouse violates or fails to comply with the court judgment regarding child support, spousal support child custody, or transfer of assets a contempt of court order might be necessary to enforce compliance.
“I focus on helping people with the behind-the-scenes, unknown things that happen after a divorce. I help my clients make sure everyone is following the divorce decree and that everything is proceeding as smoothly as possible. Not every lawyer offers this level of service, but to me, it is an essential part of the legal representation I provide for my clients.” Attorney Andrew H. P. Norton
Contact An Experienced and Knowledgeable Divorce Lawyer in West Bridgewater MA Today
Attorney Norton helps clients with Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) to make sure the payee has an enforceable right to receive the payments that are due. He also works with the court to create divorce modifications that best serve his clients’ needs and to request contempt of court rulings to make sure his clients’ interests are protected. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 508-427-5700 in West Bridgewater Massachusetts, or fill out our contact form.