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Helping You Modify Your Divorce Agreement in Rhode Island

Your life will likely change many times after your divorce is finalized; everything from a new job to a new marriage could dramatically change your living situation. The law allows you to petition the court to modify your divorce agreement in order to accommodate these changes. A Rhode Island family attorney can help you present your petition before your judge and develop new, fair terms for your agreement.

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Modifying Your Divorce to Fit Your Life

A divorce agreement that may have been fair at its initial signing will likely not remain that way for more than a few years. Because of this, it is important to revisit a divorce agreement periodically and modify any terms that may no longer be mutually beneficial to both spouses and the family as a whole.

  • Our attorneys can help you petition for a modification of the following divorce provisions:
  • Alimony/spousal maintenance
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Asset possession

Modifications are an ideal way to change one aspect of a divorce because they allow you to present new evidence before a judge, whereas appealing your divorce agreement does not. By presenting this new evidence and information, your petition will be far more likely to lead to a modification and more balanced terms of your agreement.

What Aspects of a Divorce Settlement Agreement can be Modified in RI?


  • Support to your spouse can be modified if both spouses agree or if there has been a change of circumstances such as an increase in income for the payor.

Child Support

  • It is important to remember that child support ends when the child turns 18 or graduates from high school. Under unique circumstances, such as the child having a disability, support can be modified to be extended.

Child Custody

  • Child Custody can be modified upon the proof of a substantial change in circumstance. It is important to discuss your options with our attorneys since this area can be complex.


  • Most courts encourage both parents to have a healthy level of cooperation with each other for the benefit of the child. Modifications maybe necessary to adhere to the best interests of the child.


  • Contact our attorneys today regarding this issue, as relocation can be a complex and messy situation.

Get assistance with filing for a divorce modification; contact McIntyre Tate LLP now!

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