As for a modification to a dissolution (divorce), one of the reasons for a modification would be to address alimony. When an ex-spouse that was receiving alimony (maintenance) remarries and their home income increases substantially, a modification would ask the court to stop alimony since that person no longer needs maintenance from their former spouse.
One of the most common modifications that are filed is in regards to child support. In the state of Kansas, once child support has been set it will remain at that same amount until it has been legally changed via a modification. In order for a change to be acceptable there needs to be a substantial change in circumstances. Child support could go up or down depending on the facts regarding a permanent change in income or incomes of the parties responsible for the child(ren)’s care.
RS Law works closely with our clients to help them plan for the future and take great care when finalizing a divorce, parenting plan and custody agreement to avoid the need to file a modification. However, should a modification become necessary, we have the skills and knowledge of the laws associated with modifications and will work efficiently and quickly to make the changes needed.